Another near catastrophe.

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Go figure. The Bears on both sides of the ball kick so much ass in the first half. Then in the second half, we witnessed the stupid play calling of Mike Martz, a dumb wildcat play by Forte and a defense that returned to feces in the last quarter. I cannot understand why this team is not capable of shutting the door on teams. They were leading the Eagles 31-13 at the start of the fourth quarter and nearly blew it but still won 31-26. Facing the Seahawks Sunday, the Bears had leads of 28-0 and 35-10 before Hasselbeck was figuring out how to pick apart the defense. Luckily, it was too late and my blood pressure is slowly going back down to normal.

Offense: The whole game, we saw the offense playing at a top level. Cutler was all money in the first half with the exception of that stupid pass which was was nearly an interception. The game was 7-0 with the Bears close to the goal line when all of a sudden, Cutler throws inexplicably right to Jordan Babineaux. If he gets that pick, this game might have been the other way around. The Bears had more running plays than passing which was nice and Forte had a great game on the ground. Big thanks goes out to the offensive line for playing outstanding by getting great blocks and limiting the dumb penalties. Greg Olsen had three catches for 113 yards and a touchdown. He also helped on the ground by making some big blocks for Forte and Taylor. However, Mike Martz proved he still has some idiot in him when he calls a wildcat play for Forte. I have no problem with the wildcat but when Forte tries to pass the ball, there is no excuse for Martz to call that. It was 28-3 at the time and all the Bears had to do from there was to run the ball to burn time off the clock. Instead, the Bears give the Seahawks a chance to make a comeback.

Defense: In the first three quarters, the defense was outstanding. It is amazing to see what happens when a secondary actually learns how to cover receivers. The Seahawks receiving core had trouble getting open right from the start. The front four put pressure on Hasselbeck and we for the second game in a row, witnessed a Tommie Harris sighting. Nice to see him show up. Now onto the fourth quarter. After the idiotic pass by Forte, the Seahawks had the ball at the Bears’ 33 and Hasselbeck had no problem on that drive which lead to a touchdown. I will give the defense a pass on that drive. The last two however do not merit passes (No pun intended). All the Bears had to do was play like they did the first three quarters. Then all of a sudden, they start to look like the defense we saw most of the regular season. Big plays, lots of yards and quick touchdowns. The defense was once again fortunate as time ran out on the Seahawks to complete their comeback.

Special teams: Brad Maynard had some nice punts that pinned the Seahawks near their own goal line. That lead to the Bears’ defense forcing a few three and outs. Devin Hester gave the Bears good field position on one of the touchdown drives in the first half by taking the ball near midfield. One thing I still cannot understand is why Danieal Manning was on kick-returns after one of the Seattle scores. When Hester is back there, good things happen for the most part as we have witnessed in the past.

Next up are the Packers at Soldier Field for the NFC Championship.

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22 Responses to “Another near catastrophe.”

  1. Oleg Says:

    You cry after you masturbate, don’t you?

  2. MadCityMac Says:

    Fro and everybody else, you know that Jimmy D. and I may be the only Packer fans on the site, but this is going to be fun! Good luck, and let’s have fun with this; I may have to take next Monday off from work!

  3. Fro Dog Says:

    Mike,

    Don’t forget about our good friend Erniesarmy from the West coast. Sunday will be interesting. I agree with you on how fun this might be. We will see what happens.

  4. genrebuster Says:

    It was 28-3 when I tuned in. It is disturbing that the defense doesn’t slam the door shut as the game nears completion…but it is a win.

    It’s all Lovie’s fault!!!! hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha?

    Green Bay looked great yesterday. Ted Thompson knew what he was doing when he let Brett go.

    I didn’t expect the Jets to beat the Patriots.

    Whatever happens, Packers vs. Bears is a CLASSIC!

  5. genrebuster Says:

    meant to type: hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha 😉

  6. MadCityMac Says:

    Scott, I thought from the start that Thompson knew what he was doing letting Favre go; letting one guy hold an entire organization hostage was not going to work. I will admit I didn’t think he knew what he was doing as far as a lot of other things were concerned, meaning, some of his early draft picks (Justin Harrell-useless), and his reluctance to sign any free agents, with the exception of Charles Woodson. But thanks to some of the role players he signed, the Packers have somehow overcome a ton of injuries this year. I myself didn’t think they had a chance this year once Ryan Grant, Jermichael Finley and Nick Barnett went down, among others; 15 guys on IR! But yeah, this is going to be a fun week, listening to the Score and what passes for sports talk up here in America’s Dairyland!

  7. jimmyd Says:

    Hey All,

    Well, I’m throwing it out there…knowing full well that I’ll either get to gloat or will get my ass handed back to me next Sunday night…but, here goes: I think the PACKERS will dismantle the Bears. The only way I see that being different is if the forecasted “cold snap” drops down to the Chicago area. If that happens, the expected high temperature will be in the low single digits and will turn the field into an ice skating rink. I still think the Packers will win the game, I just think it will make it a lower scoring affair.

    Later,
    Jimmy D.

  8. Cuaker Says:

    Some reading that may be beneficial for you:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prevent_defense

  9. genrebuster Says:

    jimmyd. I am a Bears fan…but if Aaron Rodgers is on fire like he was in Atlanta, the Packers will be very tough to beat. He just might be the best QB in the NFL.

    I want to believe that the Bears can win it all…but I’m a skeptic.

  10. MadCityMac Says:

    Jimmy, you know I’m with you on this! Honestly, I can’t believe either of these teams is where they are, what with the Pack and their injuries, and the forecast of doom this year because of Lovie’s coaching. Heard on the Score today that Lovie told Martz during their bye week that things have to change. Appearently they did! I think both defenses are good, but the Packers’ offense is lights out right now, and Rodgers is going to make all of us forget about that cracker-ass hillbilly that used to play in Green Bay!

  11. jimmyd Says:

    I wanted to clarify something from my last post. Even though MadCityMac touched on it earlier, let it be understood that I’m 100% a fan of the Green and Gold. They’re gonna win the whole shootin’ match….even after having 14 or 15 players hit IR during the season. That’s amazing.

    I’m still trying to figure out if Cuaker was directing his/her post at Fro or at me. I can only assume that he/she was trying to call Fro out and make him look like a retard because Fro was blasting the Bears defense; thus, Fro is obviously unaware of what a “prevent defense” is. Childish for sure. I can only hope that was the intent….because, if Cuaker is suggesting (even for a moment) that the Bears strategy to beat the Packers would be to bust out the prevent defense right outta the chute, then the Bears will lose by 40 instead of a couple of touchdowns.

    Mac, I love the cracker-ass, hillbilly comment. as we say up here in the great white north….we’ll miss you Brent! Oh, I saw that the drama bitch filed his retirement papers today. What an attention whore. Just GO AWAY you stupid fuck. Filing for retirement today is only proof positive that the “ole gunslinger” is gonna give ‘er another go next year. I’m not sure where, yet, but my first inclination is Washington. You heard it here first.

    Later,
    Jimmy D.

  12. Robert Says:

    Good luck bears and packer fans as you know I am a streaker fan we have the jets

  13. Fro Dog Says:

    JimmyD,

    That guy was calling me out. He is an idiot and anyone else who defends the “prevent” defense. The only thing it prevents is the Bears’ defense stopping the opposition’s offense.

    There were three occasions this season in which the Bears went to a “prevent” defense and nearly paid for it. First one was the first game of the season. The Bears stopped the Lions all game. Then the last drive, Shaun Hill marched them down and only a touchdown catch that wasn’t a touchdown was the difference. The second time was the fourth quarter against the Eagles where the Bears nearly blew it and the last occasion was Sunday’s game versus the Seahawks. I wish Rod Marinelli would stop doing that.

  14. robert Says:

    I am not a fan of the prevent defense usually cause the steelers dont play it

  15. Fro Dog Says:

    That’s why the Steelers are always in the playoffs. Because they actually play defense and if they were to go into a zone, they wouldn’t wander around aimlessly.

  16. chucky Says:

    Oleg…Do you even know how to masturbate?

  17. genrebuster Says:

    chucky, I heard through the grapevine that there is indeed much weeping at the circle jerk….but no official stats to back that up. Ho hum.

  18. MadCityMac Says:

    Jimmy, that would be priceless for Drama-queen cracker-ass hillbilly to go to Washington, because I can’t stand a complete ass-bag like Shanahan either! And Lil’ Danny Snyder and his bottomless checkbook paying for complete crap like Haynesworth-less! We all know the Prevent D is the biggest load of crap ever. If you have a good defense, just keep doing what you’ve been doing. Makes sense? I think so!

  19. chucky Says:

    genre…..please! No more updates from the circle jerk.

    EEEWWWWWW!!!!!

    Seriously, that is one ugly visual!

  20. robert Says:

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=6036001

  21. chucky Says:

    But he’s such a nice guy Robert.

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. genrebuster Says:

    Regarding GameBoy: Why the hell am I NOT surprised?

    Asshole? Sicko? Sociopath? Stinking Bum? YOU be the judge.

    If for no other reason, the FACT that Jim Hendry brought GameBoy to the Cubs in the 1st place is reason enough for Hendry to have been fired long ago.

    Maybe someday there will be an owner money, intelligence and guts…somebody who will hold all employees and players accountable for their actions.

    On a different note, I don’t believe that Zambrano has been “cured” either. Again, I hope I’m wrong about that.

SHOW DA FIRE AND PASSION, MY FRENDT!

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