Monday, October 25, 2010

NFL Monday: Da Bears, Brett Favre, and New NFL Rules

Da Bears ...
Notice: It is not accurate to say that the Bears stink, that they are pretenders. The defense has been very good. Special teams are very good. The offense -- stink would be over-the-top praise. The coaching and management -- horrible beyond belief.

A huge problem with this season has been that the Bears got off to an undeservedly good record. Even now with two losses in a row, they are 4-3. Amazing.

The offensive line is the worst I have ever seen in all my years of watching football. Defensive players blow past them virtually untouched. With no line to block, the rest of the offense falls apart. Running backs have few holes to run through. Jay Cutler has had the crap beat out of him. And I have to believe he has been as terrible as he has since he knows the offense won't work as it is. But he has been terrible.

The management and coaching? They are the biggest culprits. General Manager Jerry Angelo cannot judge talent. Drafts produce virtually nothing. He did not get any help for this terrible o-line.

Lovie Smith? The local press is so tired of him. No real answers. Stubborn and won't make adjustments. Is totally clueless about the offense. Makes mistake after mistake.

Mike Martz? How about you consider a few three-step drops, roll outs, or running plays when you have no o-line? You adapted against the Cowboys -- what has happened since?

The season will continue to get worse as the Bears start to play some very good teams in a few weeks. There is a possibility that the Bears will not win a game after November 7.


Favre is Scrambling ...
Now that Brett Favre has reportedly admitted sending text messages to the bimbo ... uh ... Jenn Sterger, the whole thing makes sense to me. He sent the messages and when the story broke, he knew he would be busted by his wife. I am guessing that the pictures were not of him and were not sent by him.

Maybe I have this right, maybe not. Regardless, he is still fun to watch. He makes these great plays that remind you of the old Favre, then, like the quarterback he has become, he makes the bonehead play toward the end of the game.

I get the feeling that he will really retire after this year. It is a tough situation for the elite athlete -- do you retire when you are no longer elite but still better than most? How low do you go?

More NFL Issues
What is with the new rules and penalties regarding hard hits? Players are bigger, stronger, and faster, so the potential for injury should be greater. But ahhh ... I did hear that the NFL is doing this to try to position itself as best it can in case of lawsuits. Sounds like the NFL ...

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Blogger Josie said...

Put a fork in Favre, he's done. Limped his way to a loss and now he's questionable for next week, when he's up against my boy Tom Brady.

11:46 AM  
Blogger Memphis MOJO said...

Favre makes some pretty bad decisions for someone of his experience. I have to agree with Very Josie - he's basically done.

1:42 PM  
Blogger PokahDave said...

He should have retired with dignity after Green Bay let him go. Since then he makes the worst mistakes in the history of the NFL. He's a gunslinger no doubt...but he always loses because he just can't avoid those crucial mistakes.

4:35 PM  
Blogger SirFWALGMan said...

Revisionist history.. Farve and Bledsoe were the same kind of player.. Fantastic awesome plays combined with the worst boneheaded move ever.. that is why neither one ever won really big games. The only time he actually won was when he was against a bigger choker than he is. Farve is as he has always been.. perhaps a few more stupid plays but not many.

10:17 AM  

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