Coming off the lambasting the Green Bay Packers put on the Bears in week 2, it was refreshing and poetic justice to watch the scab refs award Seattle's Golden Tate a touchdown last night on Monday Night Football. While the call itself was abhorrent and screams for the need to bring an end to the referee lockout, most Bears fans were celebrating the Packers second loss of the season and 1-2 record. That mealy mouthed Mike McCarthy didn't look very happy after the game last night, but the meatheads were rejoicing.
The "faux" TD that gave Seattle the win, along with numerous other horrendous calls by the scabbers actually denegrates the game of football at the NFL level. Did you hear today? The commissioner of the Lingerie Football League (yeah, that one...where the ladies wear bikinis and knee pads and tackle each other) came out today and said that they fired 2 crews of officials because they were no good and hurting the integrity of the LFL. Guess what? both of those crews are now scabbers in the NFL! Really? They were not good enough to call fouls in game with women in bikinis, but are blowing the whistle in the NFL? Sad really...I think we have officials in the Buffalo Grove leagues that could do a better job!
The only saving grace is that the worst of the bad calls made the Packers lose and drop to 1-2, while the Bears are now 2-1 and in 1st place in their division.
Who would you rather have as your QB? Jay "jerk face" Cutler or Joe Flacco of Baltimore? If you said Cutler, you have not been watching the games. Flacco has established himself as an elite quarterback while Jay Jay continues to yell, scream, bump, whine, and underthrow his receivers. When the Bears traded for Cutler, I was ecstatic. Jerry Angelo making a bold move to make the team better. Now, I am not so sure. Angelo never provided Cutler with the supporting pieces. Phil Emery has rectified that in 1 year. Marshall, Jeffrey, Bush are all huge upgrades to an offense that desperately needed it. But, if you can't get them the ball, either underthrowing them or throwing it into the hands of the opponent, it doesn't matter if you aquired Jerry Rice and Lynn Swann.
The Bears looked OK Sunday in defeating the St. Louis Rams, a team that is improved, but still in the bottom 10 in the league. Some are saying they dummied down the gameplan to let the defense and special teams win the game. If that is the case, what the heck are they waiting for? The Cowboys? Dallas is going to pressure Cutler all day long. The last time that happend, Jay Jay was murderalized by Green Bay. Where are the shots downfield? Where are the rollouts to take advantage of gunslinger Cutler? Where are the play action passes? To me, it seems like offensive coordinator Mike Tice was burned against the Packers. He knew if the offense laid another egg, people would be calling for his head. So, he played it safe. A win is a win right?
There were many positives from the game, though. The defensive line got serious pressure on Rams QB Sam Bradford who must have felt like Cutler spending nearly the entire afternoon on his rump. Sacks from Paea, Idonijae, Peppers, and the rookie Mclellan. Another stellar game from CB Tim Jennings. A pick six from Major Wright (thanks to a tip by Jennings). Brian Urlacher looked better and healthier. Lance Briggs had a nice game. Michael Bush looked ok until the Bears brought in Khalil Bell? Huh?
Overall, the Bears are in first at 2-1. I still believe!
However, I am getting concerned about Cutler and his lack of leadership skills. I am starting to question whether or not Tice is the right man for the job. The offensive line is just that, offensive! J-Webb nation is a joke! The Bears added all the bells & whistles to the offense, but they are still a running team. Remember Lovie saying, "we get off the bus running!" Well, I guess they run from the bus to the field and then start throwing. Looks like Forte might be back this week. Bush is still a beast.
Run the damn ball! as my friend Doug Buffone says.
But hey, the refs cost the Pack a game, so the meatheads are happy!