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Re: Week 5 - Bears vs the Bye

Postby UMFan83 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:13 pm

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Crazy that he entered September on a different team, no knowledge of his new team, their playbook, personnel, etc and had not participated in any NFL team activities in months.
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Postby WrigleyField 22 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:51 pm

But guys, those draft picks could have won rookie of the month in 2019 and 2020.
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Re: Week 5 - Bears vs the Bye

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Re: Week 5 - Bears vs the Bye

Postby biittner77 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:24 pm

I didn't get to see the Tampa game so all I got to see were highlights of Trubisky's TD passes. I'm not a Trubisky hater by any means but his receivers made him look better than he was at least on some of those plays. That's a refreshing change from last season when his receiving corp was a local high school team.
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Re: Week 5 - Bears vs the Bye

Postby David » Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:41 pm

biittner77 wrote:I didn't get to see the Tampa game so all I got to see were highlights of Trubisky's TD passes. I'm not a Trubisky hater by any means but his receivers made him look better than he was at least on some of those plays. That's a refreshing change from last season when his receiving corp was a local high school team.


He was throwing guys open and making anticipatory throws (i.e. people say Burton's defender fell down, which he did, but he had already made the decision and throw before that happened). The Robinson touchdown was an absolute dime. The throw to Cohen down the sideline was also an absolute dime. Yes, they were schemed open, which is the same thing going on with any good offense. Tampa's defense sucks and he's not going to have a monster game every week, but teams play against the worst defenses in the league every week and don't perform like that.






I posted this in the other thread, but if you want to see more highlights than just the TD passes, here you go.

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Re: Week 5 - Bears vs the Bye

Postby UMFan83 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:34 pm

The Robinson pass especially was awesome. He failed so badly placing a ball in the end zone to him the previous game. That one was more of a fade than him dropping one in his arms 20 yards downfield but its related to the general discussion of accuracy and ball placement.

Also, Mitch was so good and so in control in that game, I started to buy into the idea that it was more the opponent and the scheme than him making great reads and plays, but all of the analysis I've seen on the game suggests that he made good throw after good throw in the game. It was an excellent performance. Not that PFF grades are the bottom line in evaluating players, but they do at least grade each player on every play based on how they performed which is better than just looking at raw numbers. But anyways, Mitch had a grade of 93.7 on Sunday....to compare (and maybe its not a good comparison with it being a different side of the ball), Mack has a season grade of 92.1.
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Re: Week 5 - Bears vs the Bye

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Re: Week 5 - Bears vs the Bye

Postby Chocolate Milk » Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:26 pm

David wrote:The throw to Cohen down the sideline was also an absolute dime.

Both of the sideline throws to Cohen were excellent. He dropped it right into his hands and he didn't even need to break stride.
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Re: Week 5 - Bears vs the Bye

Postby David » Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:30 pm

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David wrote:The throw to Cohen down the sideline was also an absolute dime.

Both of the sideline throws to Cohen were excellent. He dropped it right into his hands and he didn't even need to break stride.


Yeah, I had actually forgotten there were two of them lol
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Re: Week 5 - Bears vs the Bye

Postby UK » Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:33 am

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Eric Patterson's NSBB minor league player of the year award >>>> Air player of the week.
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Re: Week 5 - Bears vs the Bye

Postby Wilson A2000 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:18 pm

Hoping Floyd has his club off by next week
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Re: Week 5 - Bears vs the Bye

Postby Thed Hoyerstein » Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:37 pm

Wilson A2000 wrote:Hoping Floyd has his club off by next week


the club is already off for week 5
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Re: Week 5 - Bears vs the Bye

Postby jersey cubs fan » Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:40 pm

Thed Hoyerstein wrote:
Wilson A2000 wrote:Hoping Floyd has his club off by next week


the club is already off for week 5

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Re: Week 5 - Bears vs the Bye

Postby BigbadB » Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:35 pm

It seemed to me that there was a lot less gadgetry happening in the Tampa game even if there were two plays involving 2 QB's in the backfield. McCoy is a monster, as was Pierre-Paul at one time. Even with monsters in their front 7, Trubisky looked a lot more comfortable in the pocket in the Tampa game and the line gave him a lot more time to throw. The throws to Taylor Gabriel and Cohen seemed a lot more sensible in this game than the previous 3 games. There weren't as many tossed behind the line of scrimmage. Short crossing routes behind the LB's are what give this offense that extra dimension with the speed of Gabriel or Cohen able to create space on LB's. YAC is just a given if they work those plays 5 to 10 yards downfield rather than in the backfield. I don't think they have fully utilized Howard's newfound ability to catch the football yet, either. This offense has a chance to get really good, and really fast if Trubisky builds on his confidence from the Tampa game.
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Re: Week 5 - Bears vs the Bye

Postby WrigleyField 22 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:55 pm

Packers getting crushed right now by Lions. So the Bears either will keep their one game lead in the W column or Rodgers will do more sorcery stuff.
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Re: Week 5 - Bears vs the Bye

Postby We Got The Whole 9 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:18 pm

Crosby just missed his 3rd pretty much chipshot FG in the first half
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Re: Week 5 - Bears vs the Bye

Postby Bertz » Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:32 pm

WrigleyField 22 wrote:Packers getting crushed right now by Lions. So the Bears either will keep their one game lead in the W column or Rodgers will do more sorcery stuff.


Whether it's the lingering knee injury or being 35, Rodgers has been decidedly mediocre this year. Now that obviously won't keep up, but if he's more Pro Bowl-y than MVP-y going forward, I don't think the team around him is good enough for them to make the playoffs.
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Re: Week 5 - Bears vs the Bye

Postby Brian » Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:41 pm

at one point I was pre-annoyed at a scenario where the Bears and Packers ended the season with the same number of wins but Packers won the division on percentage points because of the tie, I'm becoming less concerned about that scenario
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Re: Week 5 - Bears vs the Bye

Postby UK » Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:45 pm

WrigleyField 22 wrote:Packers getting crushed right now by Lions. So the Bears either will keep their one game lead in the W column or Rodgers will do more sorcery stuff.


This has the settings like week 1. GB I believe has similar yards as Detroit just poor play by Rodgers and Crosby.
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Re: Week 5 - Bears vs the Bye

Postby UMFan83 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:24 pm

Bears have a 1.5 game lead in the NFC north, that’s crazy.

Also... season point differential:

Bears +46
Packers +1
Lions -12
Vikings (with a min left in their game): -18
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Re: Week 5 - Bears vs the Bye

Postby Butterscup » Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:12 am

i'm 100% convinced that mitchell trubisky is better than deshaun watson. dude has all the skills in the world and at least two premiere pass catchers in hopkins and fuller and he can't do anything. he's a big fan of picking a target at the outset and throwing it to him without letting anything develop. dude was a mirage for the six games he was healthy last year.
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Re: Week 5 - Bears vs the Bye

Postby itisallpartoftheplan » Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:59 am

Packers down 11 with 7 seconds left just entered fg range and McCarthy smartly has Crosby kick a fg. Then Thom Brennaman starts gushing about how great a move it was to kick that fg to let Crosby gain confidence.

No, you kick first hoping you have enough time to recover an onside and throw a Hail Mary. It wasn’t about building confidence it was their only shot to win.
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Re: Week 5 - Bears vs the Bye

Postby BigbadB » Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:18 pm

itisallpartoftheplan wrote:Packers down 11 with 7 seconds left just entered fg range and McCarthy smartly has Crosby kick a fg. Then Thom Brennaman starts gushing about how great a move it was to kick that fg to let Crosby gain confidence.

No, you kick first hoping you have enough time to recover an onside and throw a Hail Mary. It wasn’t about building confidence it was their only shot to win.


Yeah, I thought that was a pretty stupid comment, too. And I was actually hoping for ONE MORE miss.
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Re: Week 5 - Bears vs the Bye

Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:20 pm

Thom is really bad at his job
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