Funny how Peppers got in this year but not last, when to me he was a lot more dominant last year.
briggs (definitely) and urlacher (maybe) should have been in
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With Willis and Bowman I think its safe to say Urlacher will never play in a Pro Bowl again. Even if he did return for another couple of years.
The exclusion of Briggs from the Pro-Bowl is outrageous. I bet he's the first OLB added to the roster as soon as one backs out or gets injured or however it happens.
I think the difference would be the level of understanding defenses that Cutler is at, and those 2. It's not even close.
You give them the keys to the offense and 5K in yardage is a certainty, more like 6K (total offense).
Clearly not the same with Cutler.
I don't think Cutler does nearly as much as you seem to think.
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Or wish? I want a maestro out there. Somebody who can see the holes pre-snap and orchestrate the perfect play to hit that weakness.
Is it Cutler to blame for our lack of rhythm on offense or is it Tice??? The offense has not had any flow to it all year. I think with a different OC, that is experienced in play calling and one that will hold Jay accountable, our offense would be much better. Yes, of course, getting our O line fixed would help also.
You know, the sad truth is it might take a Peyton or somebody like him for this team seriously consider winning a Super Bowl anyway. If you go back over the last 20 years, there have been exactly 2 Super Bowl winning QBs that aren't in consideration for the Hall of Fame. Both times the winning QB beat another non HOF QB. 9 of the losing QBs are HOF caliber players, and McNair and Gannon were MVPs. So that's 29 of 40 Super Bowl QBs that were HOF worthy. And it's only gotten worse the last 5 years, where all 10 SB starting QBs are probably going to the Hall of Fame. You can quibble with Eli, I suppose, as statistically he's actually slightly worse than Cutler. But it's kind of jarring if you think about it. When you consider that Lovie has only had a halfway decent QB for 4 of his 9 seasons, and that he is 34-20 when Cutler finishes the game, 27-11 since the start of 2010 (63% and 71%, respectively) it makes you think maybe there really aren't that many, if any, clearly more qualified head coaches out there. But I don't think that at the end of his 7th season anybody is seriously considering Cutler as a potential HOF candidate, even if the Bears buck history and go all the way this year. It's kind of sobering to think that it's been a solid decade since the last time a non elite QB won the Super Bowl.
1992: Aikman (beat Kelly)
1993: Aikman (beat Kelly)
1994: Young (beat Humphries)
1995: Aikman (beat O'Donnell)
1996: Favre (beat Bledsoe)
1997: Elway (beat Favre)
1998: Elway (beat Chandler)
1999: Warner (beat McNair)
2000: Dilfer (beat Collins)
2001: Brady (beat Warner)
2002: Johnson (beat Gannon)
2003: Brady (beat Delhomme)
2004: Brady (beat McNabb)
2005: Roethlisberger (beat Hasselbeck)
2006: P. Manning (beat Grossman)
2007: E. Manning (beat Brady)
2008: Roethlisberger (beat Warner)
2009: Brees (beat P. Manning)
2010: Rodgers (beat Roethlisberger)
2011: E. Manning (beat Brady)
Now you can luxuriate in a nice jail cell, but if your hand touches metal, I swear by my pretty floral bonnet: I will end you.
A non elite QB has won 2 Super Bowls in 5 years. I guess Eli has been top 7ish for a season or two in his career but nothing elite
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