(Chicago Tribune)–“I’ve never been around a receiver, never seen a receiver who runs routes like Devin Hester does outside,” Marshall told “The Waddle & Silvy Show” on WMVP-AM 1000 on Monday. “Listen to me … He has all the skills to be a great, a Pro Bowl receiver. Not a punt returner — we all know what he can do there — but a Pro Bowl receiver. “Honestly, I think he’s going to have a bigger year than me this year. I just don’t think he’s been in an environment, a situation offensively that catered to him as a player. I think with (new quarterbacks coach) Jeremy Bates and Jay growing and maturing, I think they’ll be able to put him in a better position this year to where he can probably do damage. I’m excited about everyone else, but the person I’m more excited to see is Devin.”
Hey Brandon, it’s cool to try to pump your teammate’s tires here…but the Bears didn’t trade two draft picks for you to come in and be worse than Devin Hester. That’s not the idea bro. You know who the Bears need to be a Pro Bowl receiver…YOU! Jay Cutler’s BFF, 100+ catches a year, redzone target, all that shit. That is supposed to be you. You’re not supposed to be a decoy for Hester. I know Marshall is a little mental, but like is he really setting the bar this low for himself? Could he be doing it on purpose? How about a little confidence man. This town wouldn’t know what a number one receiver looked like if one took a dump on our heads. Be a diva. Tell us you’re the greatest of all time and that you and Jay are going to break records and shit. That’s what this town is thirsty for. Not a guy that is blown away by Hester’s ability to run routes on the outside. Clean it up Brandon. You’re supposed to be the new Marshall in town. Have higher aspirations than being second fiddle to a number 3 WR.
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Let the Phil Emery era begin.
Sunday September 9th: Home vs Colts
Playing the Bears defense on the road is a rough way for Andrew Luck to start his NFL career. Colts in a big time rebuild mode. This one feels like blow out city. Bears 34 Colts 13
Thursday September 13th: Away vs Packers
Tough to play the Packers on the road, especially on a short week. I think these two teams are the class of the NFC North because the Bears will be much improved and hopefully healthier than last year. Tight game, but a loss. Bears 24 Packers 30
Sunday September 23rd: Home vs Rams
Rams will probably be better than they were last year, but they still suck. Bears will be plenty rested, well prepared, and playing at home. Not a good recipe for the Rams. Bears 27 Rams 17
Monday October 1st: Away vs Cowboys
Second primetime game of five for the Bears. Two of the most storied franchises in football, both of whom have been disappointments as of late. I think the Cowboys will be much improved this season. I think this one is a toss-up, but I will take Big D at home. Bears 23 Cowboys 27
Sunday October 7th: Away vs Jaguars
Much like the Rams…the Jags suck. Back to back road games, especially on a shortened week, is never easy but the Bears have too much talent to get tripped up by the lowly Jaguars. Bears 37 Jags 20
Sunday October 14th: BYE
Good spot to have a bye week. Towards the middle of the season coming off two road games.
Monday October 22nd: Home vs Lions
Huge divisional game for the Bears. The Lions will be better than last season as they get healthy at running back and improve their secondary. This will be a battle, but I think the Bears pull this one out because Soldier Field will be electric for Monday Night Football. Bears 31 Lions 28
Sunday October 28th: Home vs Panthers
Panthers could be a contender in the NFC South this year with the Saints in turmoil and Cam Newton emerging as a superstar quarterback. They just don’t have enough to beat the Bears at Soldier Field in a must win game. Shootout, but a Bears win. Bears 38 Panthers 34
Sunday November 4th: Away vs Titans
I don’t think the Titans know who they want to be as a team and I don’t think Jake Locker is ready for primetime. The Titans are proud, but don’t have the horses to stick with the Bears. Bears 28 Titans 20
Sunday November 11th: Home vs Texans
Texans are a team on the rise. They should be on cruise control at this point in the AFC South and will be playing for a first round bye in the playoffs. Great defense and a complete offense when healthy. Too much talent and better coaches for Houston. Bears aren’t quite on the Texans level. Bears 20 Texans 28
Monday November 19th: Away vs 49ers
The 49ers were a couple of fumbled punts away from the Superbowl last year. They return basically everyone, but they are greatly improved at wide receiver. Adding Randy Moss and Mario Manningham. Who knows if Alex Smith can get the ball to those guys, but their presense should open things up for Gore and Davis. Trouble for the Bears. Bears 17 49ers 27
Sunday November 25th: Home vs Vikings
Vikings are in serious trouble this year. Still unresolved issues at QB and Adrian Peterson is coming off a torn ACL. This one should be over by half time. Bears 38 Vikings 14
Sunday December 2nd: Home vs Seahawks
I think this is the year Pete Carroll’s seat starts to get warm. If Matt Flynn is more Matt Cassell than Matt Shaub Seattle could be in big trouble. This is a team the Bears should handle with relative ease. Bears 31 Seahawks 13
Sunday December 9th: Away vs Vikings
A little odd that the Bears are playing the Vikings for the 2nd time in three weeks. Should be a familiar nightmare for the Vikings. Bears too much for the rebuilding Vikings. Bears 30 Vikings 21
Sunday December 16th: Home vs Packers
The NFC North crown could be on the line against the Packers at Soldier Field, and as a fan that’s all you can ask for. Even though the NFL is a passing league now, when the weather turns colder you need to be able to run for hard yards. Bears have the advantage in that area. Bears 24 Packers 21
Sunday December 23rd: Away vs Cardinals
Cardinals are another team in a state of flux. They don’t have a ton of offensive talent outside of Larry Fitzgerald and their QBs seem to be made of glass. My guess is that they are on their 3rd QB of the year at this point and are dreaming of Matt Barkley in the draft. Blow out city. Bears 35 Cardinals 10
Sunday December 30th: Away vs Lions
The Lions season will most likely be on the line in this game. Ford Field will be rocking. I think the Bears should have a playoff spot locked up at this point, so maybe they don’t match the Lions desperation. Bears 21 Lions 28
Final Record: 11-5. I think that’s about right give or take a game or two. The Lions, Packers, and Cowboy games will decide their fate. If they can come out of those 5 contests 3-2 or better they should be back in the playoffs.
PS: Obviously a somewhat futile and pointless exercise 5 months before preseason really gets going, but it’s always fun to look ahead.
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Just the most positive guy ever. The Patriots are like a billion times better than the Broncos and I am still scared out of my effing mind. Tebow’s god is an awesome god…obvi.
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Tebow sucks. He throws an ugly ball. He’s just a running back. He didn’t win the game, the bears lost it. If Barber doesn’t run out of bounds and/or doesn’t fumble…wah wah wah. Look it Bears fans, time for some real talk here…Tebow won that game. He did. Time to just acknowledge it and move on. Yeah…Barber made two terrible plays that cost the team the game, but it wasn’t his fault. Tebow jesus-mind fucked the shit out of Barber. If you believe anything else then you are blind. Tebow and God are BFFs. Its obvious. There is no way in hell the Broncos win that game if Cutler or Forte play…so God fucked them up a little. Paving the way for Tebow. There is no other explanation. So wake the hell up. December 21st, 2012 is a year a way. I for one am not going to sit down here on Earth like a goddamn moron saying how much God’s best friend sucks at throwing when the rapture comes. So in conclusion, Tebow is great and sure seems like a nice fellow. Bears could learn a lot about faith from that game. Thanks for the opportunity of playing in God’s presence. Good luck the rest of the season. Amen.
PS: Hey Tebow…please shake hands with Jay Cutler after the game and pat Forte on the knee.
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(Chicago Tribune)–The man who was arrested at Rivers Casino in Des Plaines after police said he slapped Chicago Bears receiver/returner Devin Hester in the back of the head has apologized. Hester was in a cash transaction line at around 10:40 p.m. Friday when Daniel Rago, 52, approached him, slapped him in the back of the head and walked away, Des Plaines Police Chief Jim Prandini said. Hester notified the casino’s security team and Rago, a Mount Prospect resident, was escorted to a holding area and later arrested by Des Plaines police.Rago told Fox Chicago that he was unaware it was Hester, is a huge Bears fan and knows he was wrong to touch another person. Rago said he thought Hester was trying to cut ahead of elderly people in line. “We were all waiting in line,” Rago said in a Fox Chicago interview. “We were all happy, we won a little bit of money and all of a sudden the gentleman in front of me walked over two tellers to the left. And I said, ‘Excuse me, these two elderly people were in front of you.’ And that person replied, ‘They waved me up.’ And I’m like, ‘No, the next person in line should have went to the left.’ “No response after that so I went over to the left of him and as a father would reprimand a kid — not saying he’s a kid but a young man — and I just gave him a biff on the back of the head, is what I did. And I was wrong for doing that. Nothing justifies another person hitting or touching another person. It’s wrong on my part.” Asked Wednesday at Halas Hall about Rago’s description of the details of the incident, Hester said it was inaccurate but declined to offer any comments about it.
Rago, who is due in court Dec. 1, said he didn’t realize it was Hester until he was released from the holding area and saw Hester’s name on the police complaint. “I said, ‘Oh my gosh, that was Devin Hester,'” said Rago, who attended the Bears’ game Sunday night against the Minnesota Vikings in which Hester scored two touchdowns. “Now I can’t even enjoy a game anymore because of the bad choice I made.” Rago apologized to Hester during the Fox TV interview and offered to donate to a charity in Hester’s honor. “Devin, if you’re listening and if you can see me here, I am so, so sorry,” Rago said. “I made a mistake. I’m the bad guy here, and I apologize. I’m going to ask you right now, I will donate $500 to the charity of your choice and 20 hours of community service on your behalf. I messed up.”
Get a load of this asshole. So here is basically what happened…Devin Hester was just enjoying a quiet night out at the Casino and was just crushing every table he stepped to. At the end of the night he went to cash out his huge pile of cash and this jealous, righteous, self-appointed police of the line smacked Devin Hester in the back of the head for going ahead of a sweet old couple that told him it was ok. Now this guy has the audacity to try and make himself out to be the victim. Oh boo hoo, I can’t even enjoy the Bears game now because of the guilt I feel, wah wah wah. Seriously, shut up bro. If you were a real fan you would have realized it was Hester to begin with…you know, the greatest special teams player who ever lived.
PS: Great self restraint by Devin Hester here. If that guy had hit someone like say…Jay Cutler, he probably would have sued for getting spit on.
PPS: This guy is such a pussy. I have never seen a more bitch apology in my life.
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Look it, I don’t know why JayCav broke up, why they are trying to make it work, or if they are going to get back together. Quite frankly, I am not a big fan of Kristin Cavallari. I mean how can I respect a girl who’s entire life has been built around being a bitch in high school. Girls like her are a dime a dozen. Having said that, Jay obviously plays better when he has a sexbomb waiting for him at home. And I enjoy Bears games more when we get camera shots of Jay’s hot celeb girlfriend. So I am on a mission to find him a new one.
The Bears are in London this week, so Jay needs to be hitting on the posh spots and firing hard on Pippa Middleton.
Pippa Middleton really stole the show at the Royal Wedding and that after hours party pic almost broke the internet. I think most chicks would rather be with an NFL quarterback(even a shitty one like Jay) over a stupid prince so Pippa would have one up on her sister. It makes too much sense not to happen.
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Story of the night right there
Are the Bills actually good?
The Tebow era begins again
Everyone thought Atlanta was the new hotness, but their season has gone up in smoke.
Brady undefeated vs Rex Ryan with short hair. No more fucking around
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