It is pretty much a certainty that if you start the year 0-3 that you aren’t making the playoffs. I predict this.
I was reading the Thursday review of games at Deadspin (a hilarious site) where of course the Bears / Cowboys gets one star because it will likely be a tire fire when I saw the author Drew Magary make this confession (but F him because he’s a Queens fan)
Bears at Cowboys: I predicted the Bears would be a surprise wild card team before the season and it’s clear now that they’re doomed. They may not even be able to finish the season.
Funny but if only we could abort this season.
Also now John Fox is on the list of coaches who might get fired (per Deadspin at least, not like that’s the official list or something, but still funny). I think he’s doing a terrible job but I don’t even know if firing him would help. And Pace better get Floyd kicking some rear or he will have two high #1 picks that are basically busts in a row.
I looked at our injury report and if you took the guys that were injured and filled the rest of the team with practice squad talent / guys off the waiver wire – they might have a good chance against the rest of our team that ISN’T hurt. Say what you will about Cutty but he is miles ahead of Hoyer (before he gets stomped out of existence by our terrible O line and awful play calling like our last backup QB) and most of our best guys on defense are all hurt too.
What a disaster is all I have to say after that dismal game against the Eagles. But it did have all the things that a recent-era Bears fan should expect, including:
– playing decent in the first half and then completely falling apart in the second half
– losing at home – we were 1-7 last year and starting off at 0-1 and things are looking grim
– critical injuries – a couple of key defensive starters and then Cutty
– “backbreaker” play by Cutty – that interception near the end of the first half. Dan texted me “backbreaker” and I knew it was true
– team dissension – McPhee fighting with Cutty (damn that dude isn’t even playing)
– bad turnover ratio – defense didn’t get any turnovers
– fans booing the team – Dan said fans were booing at half time
Traffic is up at Fire Everybody. Frankly I’m kind of out of gas already because firing management isn’t going to clean up this mess any time soon.
Also – Cutty haters – this one is for you. You can see the glorious horizon that is life without Cutty. I saw the game vs. Seattle last year where we had ZERO first downs and Pickles was the QB. Do you know that was the only time in modern football history when that happened? Think about that a bit as we enjoy the bounty of terrible QB’s that await us, each to be smashed by our terrible O line, lack of tight ends, and generally dumb play calling.
Sorry if I’m bitter but it was so bad in the bar that I was watching the game in that the Eagles fans were taking pity on me. Think about that – Eagles fans actually being nice to you. Damn.
Well, the home opener tonight, and should be a fun one. Or not.
Well, Bear fans, here we go. Let us know what you think in the comments.
You will see a bunch of guys tonight destined for the scrap heap but hey, let me know if you see anything good.
I watched this presser by Lovie the other day and had a few thoughts:
Well, Lovie is still Lovie, that is for sure. Deadpan, monotone, fatherly in a way. He had some pretty funny answers in this presser, if you have the time to watch. He is likely seeing a lot of his old press buddies from the Bear days in that room and you can tell he is pretty comfortable.
I have thought about this hiring a lot over the Summer and besides the fact that we are soaking the Buccanneers for half of his salary for the first two years (awesome!), I think it was a good thing for the program. Even if we do some crap 3-9 or 4-8 deal this year, everyone will give Lovie some more time for having to pick up the pieces (and there are many) of the Tim Beckman era. I know that later this year when we are in a close game and Lovie wastes a time out or calls a dumb challenge I will probably go outside and toss my cocktail into the lawn (hey, I have to vent somehow), but the stability and presence he will bring will be a good thing. No more coaches shouting at each other on the sidelines, no more dumb bench penalties. Just Lovie. God help us.
One interesting side note for the blog will be seeing if the “Fire Lovie Smith” tag in the bubble graphic on the side will get larger than the “Fire Ron Turner” one. That is how terrible my life is.