Posts Tagged ‘football’

Bear Changes

February 11, 2012

Greetings my fellow Bear fans, been a little busy, sorry for my lack of posts the past week.

Back to football, how did you guys enjoy the Super Bowl? It started a bit slow, but turned out to be a pretty good game. Me myself, I had to support the NFC representative the GMEN.

On another note, there’s speculation that Matt Forte will be tagged, which he seems to be receptive to as long as it has a positive impact towards a long term contract, which I hope the Bears will make happen. The Bears hired Jeremy Bates as the quarterbacks coach, reuniting him with Jay Cutler. That reunion should prove beneficial for us this coming season. Tim Holt was also hired as offensive line coach, after spending the last three seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He’ll be working with Mike Tice, who was promoted to offensive coordinator. And just this morning Tim Bream, a Chicago Bear trainer for the last 19 years will be leaving to join his alma mater Penn State.

We shall have to see how all these changes will benefit our beloved Bears. Until next week BEARDOWN!!!

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Three Keys Against the Chiefs: Defense

December 3, 2011

1) No Pot Of Gold For The Dwayne-Bowe

Horrible joke aside, Dwayne Bowe remains the key playmaker for the Chiefs‘ offense with the injuries to rising-fast-running-back Jamaal Charles and starting quarterback Matt Cassel. Bowe’s 14.9 YPC ranks highest on the team, and his 55 receptions are 12 more than the next-highest receiver (Steve Breaston) and 23 more than the next (32, Dexter McCluster). He remains a solid target despite the atrocity of quarterbacking displayed by Tyler Palko, and Charles Tillman will have his hands full.

2) Force Palko into Bad Decisions with Pressure
The line finally showed some damn signs of life, and for a quarterback who’s thrown six interceptions to zero touchdowns, pressure isn’t a welcome thing. So don’t make it easy for him. Either get in his face and force a bad throw (like he needs much forcing) or add to his four sacks taken (and 26 team sacks allowed). Who knows, Palko may not last deep into the game if he struggles.
3) Stop The Run and Force Palko or Orton to Win
The Chiefs have 341 passing attempts (and 26 sacks) on the season compared to 330 rushing attempts. In the last two games, the Chiefs has 28 passing attempts and 34 rushing attempts against Pittsburgh and 37 passing attempts to 27 rushing attempts against New England. That doesn’t seem like much of anything – in fact, it might contradict the key. However, in those games combined Tyler Palko is 42 for 65 for 64%, but for only 397 yards and six interceptions and his longest pass is 28 yards. And Orton’s only had a week of practice. Look for theBears to load the box and make whoever’s at quarterback make some play

This is Tyler Palko. Doesn't he look more like a Hawaii 5-0 extra than a quarterback?