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  1. 8 minutes ago, nitetrain8601 said:

    You’re going to be pretty disappointed until they change their QB. There are stats and analysis that support this. Gonna post something another poster on a different website posted because it defines how much of a problem Justin is to the offense.


    “Chicago armed Fields with D.J. Moore this offseason. Moore adds to a wide receiver room that includes Darnell Mooney and Chase Claypool as its top three. The Bears have utilized an 11-personnel grouping on 78.5% of their plays this season, which ranks fourth in the entire league. But Fields either can't or won't even see them. The Bears' quarterbacks coach, Andrew Janocko, told me before the season that Fields needed to improve on his anticipation and rhythm. That's still the case.

    We haven't seen Fields throw to a spot. He needs to physically see his receivers get to their designated mark before he throws the ball. That doesn't work in the NFL. You have to trust your receivers to be on time and at their mark ahead of time and get the ball out faster. You also need better footwork — and urgency with your dropback.

    He cannot seem to get through his progressions, as a result. So much so, that the Bears offense seems to have multiple plays installed that are only half-field reads — meaning Fields only has to go through a progression on half the field. It's meant to help him make a quicker decision and speed up his game. But even that's not working when Fields has no faith in the offensive line. Yes, they need to give him more time but in reality, Fields doesn't even crack the top 10 in pressure percentage. He's pressured on 24.1% of dropbacks. That ranks 14th in the league. 

    On top of that, Fields has the most time in the pocket from catching the snap to throwing the ball or getting pressured of any quarterback in the league at 2.8 seconds.“

    What I am saying is that upgrading at QB, or any other position, is a futile effort if you don't fix the OL and DL first.

  2. Arlington Heights is fine for a sport where there are only 8-9 home games per year and almost all on Sunday. It's terrible for a sport where there are 81 home games on all days of the week.

    I would love to see them find a way to make Soldier Field work. Best way to compete with the Cubs for attendance is to have a stadium near the major attractions that people are coming to Chicago to see.

    If that just isn't workable, then the UC site is definitely the best.

  3. 2 hours ago, Kyyle23 said:

    Yea I didn’t want to say it, but when they are raiding home and work, they are usually looking at accessed computers.  Not sure why they would need all that for betting

    First of all, very sick and disgusting if true. Secondly, were there not any red flags or do the Bears do the same level of due diligence in investigating coaches as the Sox did with regards to DUIs?

  4. 6 hours ago, JUSTgottaBELIEVE said:

    Which is exactly why I said the one-sidedness of this rivalry in recent years goes far beyond just the QB position…

    It really starts with the offensive line. I don't think the Bears have had an above average, or maybe even average offensive line this century. You're never just a QB away until you have a decent offensive line.

  5. Just now, JUSTgottaBELIEVE said:

    I think yesterday’s beatdown was so hurtful for a lot of bears fans because it destroyed the narrative that the only reason the packers beat up the bears in recent years was due to the QB position. They were expecting a big shift in power as soon as rodgers was gone. It goes far beyond that imo.

    Love was far from great yesterday. Missed a lot of open receivers.

    The Bears have zero pass rush, yet they almost never blitzed. Can't give a QB that much time to sit back there and scan the field.

  6. 9 hours ago, The Beast said:

    I’m not really a college football guy, but I liked at Georgia’s schedule and wondered if it was an “easy” schedule, given they don’t face ranked opponents until November and don’t have Alabama on the schedule. Is there any truth to that? Does anyone get tired of seeing the same teams in the National Championship games?

    Yes, Georgia's schedule is pretty easy. Tennessee is the only game I see them potentially losing. We should get some new blood this year though. Alabama, LSU and A&M all with a non-conference loss just about ensures that we don't get 2 SEC teams in the playoff this year, and even then, Georgia won't have as easy semifinal game as they've had in the past. Michigan, Florida St, Texas and USC all look like very, very strong teams. Ohio State, ND, Penn St, Utah all have potential but haven't really been tested yet.

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  7. What you don't get to see watching a game on TV is how open/covered the receivers are.

    There were a lot of plays where Fields actually had a reasonable amount of time to throw and either didn't throw at all or threw the 2 yard pass to the check down back.

    If there's really nobody open then this is on the receivers and the playcallers. If there are guys getting open that Fields isn't throwing to, then that's on him.

    I would guess it's a combination of both.

  8. On 9/2/2023 at 6:19 PM, greg775 said:

    Asinine trade. Burger is perfect for new-era baseball. HR or K. Why in the world would the Sox trade Burger??? He was swatting home runs at a strong rate and perfect for GRate Field. I betcha the front office merely wanted to get rid of one of the DH types, just get him out of sight out of mind. Horrible horrible trade. Arguably he was our second best hitter. This in itself should make all fans wonder if it's worth following this wretched organization. Gawd this trade angers me still. He was close to being the first player on this roster that I care about as a fan. He showed signs despite being a horrendous fielder.

    30 HRs in 402 at bats!!!! Disgusting.

    I said back in November that the Sox needed to trade Eloy and go with Burger/Sheets as the DH combo. Saves salary and stashes your backup 3B and backup 1B on the roster.

  9. 17 hours ago, Tony said:

    Jerry confirms he "knew" everyone on his "outside" list, but it would take a year for them to "learn the organization" and Jerry doesn't want to waste a year, so he went with Chris. 

    Got it. 

    First of all, is this even true? Don't front office types know all the organizations fairly well?

    Secondly, what is taking a year to learn matter anyway? This team isn't competing in 2024 unless multiple 9-figure contracts are handed out, and we know that's not happening.

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  10. 7 hours ago, ChiSox59 said:

    Nah, they just stay on their team. They can of course get DFAd or released in a separate transaction but these waivers don’t mean that the player is for sure gone if no other team puts in a claim. 

    They need someone to pitch some innings, so I expect they will keep him if nobody claims him and they have to pay him anyway.

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