Originally Posted by ChilliJon:
Every time I drive by Soldier Field I remember the last NFC North team to win an NFC Championship game there was the Green Bay Packers.

Never gets old.

Just living In Illinois, this never gets old. Then to top it off with the NFC North this year was icing on the cake.

its interesting that Savant Emery tried to steal a pass rusher from each of his division rivals


He grabbed Willie Young from Det, stole Jared Allen from the vikes...and then Neal told him: " **** q , I'd rather stay with the better team"


pretty much what Peppers said too.


Originally Posted by ChilliJon:

Don't feed the bears!


Jason Shudy

  yea but TJ you may play in January but you haven't won ****.
Unless you want to give them a mouthfull of STFU
:  yea but TJ you may play in January but you haven't won ****.”Except this thing called the Super Bowl"


How many Bears fans does it take to change a light bulb?
Impossible to say. All they want to do is talk about how great the old one was. 




Earlier today, Jay Cutler was given the sixth-best odds, according to Bovada, to win the MVP award in 2014 — tied with Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford — at 20:1.


It certainly raised many eyebrows, but ESPN's Skip Bayless was surprised in a good way.


"The oddsmakers are saying the Bears ... are going to be very good," Bayless said on First Take. "Jay Cutler at 20:1 is telling you that the oddsmakers have more respect for, and faith in, Jay Cutler than many analysts do. This is obviously a huge year for Jay Cutler and I, for one, think he's going to have a huge year."


Cutler was on his way to posting career-high numbers in several categories in 2013, but injuries limited the Bears quarterback to just 11 games.This year, Bayless believes he'll jump back on the same pace and back up his MVP odds. 


"Last year under Marc Trestman, I started seeing some new positive signs," Bayless added. "I think that Jay Cutler [under Trestman] is ready to take that next big step, so I like Jay Cutler at 20:1 and I think he belongs that high."



Bayless's partner, Stephen A. Smith, however didn't exactly stand on the same side of the yard when Cutler's MVP odds were released.


"When I saw Jay Cutler's name on this list, I barely glanced at anything else. I couldn't believe that this man was at 20:1," Smith said. "Jay Cutler doesn't even belong on the list for MVP candidates. He hasn't been to the postseason the last three years, two 8-8 seasons over the last three years, and oh by the way, you had a 1,339-yard rusher in Matt Forte, Alshon Jeffery who emerged last year, Brandon Marshall is a stud, Martellus Bennet is no joke, Marc Trestman who's supposed to be some kind of offensive genius, and as far as I'm concerned, Jay Cutler was still Jay Cutler, a walking piece of mediocrity."


Bayless said he's not a betting man, but admitted if he were he'd "probably put a couple bucks down on 20:1" for Cutler's MVP chances.


"This is going to be the year. I believe in him," he said. "The point is, the Chicago Bears will make the playoffs [this] year."


Originally Posted by DeepChicago:

Here's the thing I love about Emery. When he sees a problem or deficiency, he attacks it via multiple angles. He doesn't just sign one FA, he drafts the position as well.


I think the Trestman/Emery duo are going to have a fantastic run in Chicago. 

I can't believe no one thought to bump up this thread this week.

1. Did not like the Bears' offensive game plan. Needed to be patient, run the ball, move the chains against the tough Miami D.
2. Jay Cutler is a nine year vet and he still carries the ball at his waist with a defender on his tail. Unbelievable.
3. Cutler has the highest salary in NFL this season & the second most turnovers (at 10, he's 1 behind leader Kirk Cousins). Big problem.

I'll be honest, when I saw that Emery was going to live chat with Chicago fans today I could barely contain myself. 


And when I saw some early questions like:


Comment From Ben M. 

Phil, when you became GM of the Bears, you mentioned winning "multiple" championships. Since that time, the Bears have not had a post-season berth. What do you perceive to be the root cause of these issues and what is being done to fix them?




Comment From Sam 

What is the plan to limit Cutler's turnovers? We have a solid running back, why not call more runs for forte. Are we going to see more of Ka'Deem this season?




I damn near soiled myself. Unfortunately, Emery went all vanilla on everything. He sucks.



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