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(Chicago Trib)   Soldier Field getting new sod after it was severely damaged by all the times Jay Cutler got dropped like a sack of potatoes Sunday night   (chicagotribune.com ) divider line
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2012-11-14 04:09:08 PM  
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F*CK YO COUCH FIELD CUTLER!
 
2012-11-14 04:12:39 PM  
That field has absolutely sucked for decades.
 
2012-11-14 04:51:33 PM  
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scottydoesntknow: F*CK YO COUCH FIELD CUTLER!


Awesome.

However, Subby, Cutler managed to avoid being sacked that game, mostly because he was a potato. Get it right.
 
2012-11-14 05:09:36 PM  
I really wish that they had put a retractable roof on Soldier Field.

The Bears have a pretty crappy track record for nasty field conditions.

"Bears Weather" my ass.
 
2012-11-14 07:27:58 PM  
Don't they re-sod it every year about this time?
 
2012-11-14 07:42:35 PM  
Bear weather, sh*tty field, Cutler-is-a-terrible-quarterback-and-a-giant-pussy...it's the same damn things every year; bad football opinions by awful fans. Hell, Lovie even got in on the act today by intimating that he does not yet believe that concussions and repeated collisions cause long term problems for players.

I guess it's just fark science for Lovie and fark the all-11 footage, available for the first time ever to the public starting this year, for the fans. Time to roll with beliefs, not knowledge.
 
2012-11-14 07:45:51 PM  

Owangotang: Bear weather, sh*tty field, Cutler-is-a-terrible-quarterback-and-a-giant-pussy...it's the same damn things every year; bad football opinions by awful fans. Hell, Lovie even got in on the act today by intimating that he does not yet believe that concussions and repeated collisions cause long term problems for players.

I guess it's just fark science for Lovie and fark the all-11 footage, available for the first time ever to the public starting this year, for the fans. Time to roll with beliefs, not knowledge.


are you attempting to argue the field was NOT shiatty on Sunday? Do you honestly believe that Watt's lack of production was not due to the impossibility of getting a footing to explode to the ball, but rather the immense skill of the Bears O-line?
 
2012-11-14 07:55:26 PM  

ATRDCI: Owangotang: Bear weather, sh*tty field, Cutler-is-a-terrible-quarterback-and-a-giant-pussy...it's the same damn things every year; bad football opinions by awful fans. Hell, Lovie even got in on the act today by intimating that he does not yet believe that concussions and repeated collisions cause long term problems for players.

I guess it's just fark science for Lovie and fark the all-11 footage, available for the first time ever to the public starting this year, for the fans. Time to roll with beliefs, not knowledge.

are you attempting to argue the field was NOT shiatty on Sunday? Do you honestly believe that Watt's lack of production was not due to the impossibility of getting a footing to explode to the ball, but rather the immense skill of the Bears O-line?


Both teams played on the sh*tty field, it's not an advantage or disadvantage for either team. Do you really think that the Bears practice in such sh*t conditions and, somehow, have developed a strategic edge?
 
2012-11-14 07:58:06 PM  

ATRDCI: Owangotang: Bear weather, sh*tty field, Cutler-is-a-terrible-quarterback-and-a-giant-pussy...it's the same damn things every year; bad football opinions by awful fans. Hell, Lovie even got in on the act today by intimating that he does not yet believe that concussions and repeated collisions cause long term problems for players.

I guess it's just fark science for Lovie and fark the all-11 footage, available for the first time ever to the public starting this year, for the fans. Time to roll with beliefs, not knowledge.

are you attempting to argue the field was NOT shiatty on Sunday? Do you honestly believe that Watt's lack of production was not due to the impossibility of getting a footing to explode to the ball, but rather the immense skill of the Bears O-line?


To be fair, it was because they double and triple-teamed Watt the entire game. He's a beast, but he's not 3 different men.
 
2012-11-14 08:00:50 PM  

Owangotang: ATRDCI: Owangotang: Bear weather, sh*tty field, Cutler-is-a-terrible-quarterback-and-a-giant-pussy...it's the same damn things every year; bad football opinions by awful fans. Hell, Lovie even got in on the act today by intimating that he does not yet believe that concussions and repeated collisions cause long term problems for players.

I guess it's just fark science for Lovie and fark the all-11 footage, available for the first time ever to the public starting this year, for the fans. Time to roll with beliefs, not knowledge.

are you attempting to argue the field was NOT shiatty on Sunday? Do you honestly believe that Watt's lack of production was not due to the impossibility of getting a footing to explode to the ball, but rather the immense skill of the Bears O-line?

Both teams played on the sh*tty field, it's not an advantage or disadvantage for either team. Do you really think that the Bears practice in such sh*t conditions and, somehow, have developed a strategic edge?


I would say that since the d-line of the Texans relies so much on stunts/quick movements and since they faced a weaker O-line than the Bears did, I would say it hurt them more I suppose, but no it was shiatty for everybody. It just sounded in your post like you were arguing the field wasn't terrible since the headline was about it getting replacement sod and you lumped in "shiatty field" with bad arguments.
 
2012-11-14 08:01:07 PM  

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KNEEL BEFORE SOD!!!

 
2012-11-14 08:04:12 PM  

scottydoesntknow: ATRDCI: Owangotang: Bear weather, sh*tty field, Cutler-is-a-terrible-quarterback-and-a-giant-pussy...it's the same damn things every year; bad football opinions by awful fans. Hell, Lovie even got in on the act today by intimating that he does not yet believe that concussions and repeated collisions cause long term problems for players.

I guess it's just fark science for Lovie and fark the all-11 footage, available for the first time ever to the public starting this year, for the fans. Time to roll with beliefs, not knowledge.

are you attempting to argue the field was NOT shiatty on Sunday? Do you honestly believe that Watt's lack of production was not due to the impossibility of getting a footing to explode to the ball, but rather the immense skill of the Bears O-line?

To be fair, it was because they double and triple-teamed Watt the entire game. He's a beast, but he's not 3 different men.


that too, but they are hardly the first team to do that; if nothing else somebody else would have gotten at least 1 sack on a normal field
 
2012-11-14 08:39:23 PM  
There is no excuse for the number of scripts on that page. Script blocker listed 24 different scripts... No way am I sorting through all that crap to figure out which one will make the images load.

/I only read articles for the pretty pictures.
 
2012-11-14 08:54:30 PM  
I'm no Jay Cutler apologist, but there's *no* quarterback in the NFL that would be successful behind that O-line.

/name one, if you think I'm wrong
 
2012-11-14 09:00:17 PM  
Bears got farked by the refs that entire game.

/Yeah yeah I know, excuses.
 
2012-11-14 09:03:00 PM  

rustik: There is no excuse for the number of scripts on that page. Script blocker listed 24 different scripts... No way am I sorting through all that crap to figure out which one will make the images load.

/I only read articles for the pretty pictures.


I'm sure you already know this, but 90% of the time if you unblock the actual site's scripts (in this case www.chicagotribune.com) it'll load what you're lookin for. It's what I do and it usually works.
 
2012-11-14 09:03:44 PM  

just_intonation: I'm no Jay Cutler apologist, but there's *no* quarterback in the NFL that would be successful behind that O-line.

/name one, if you think I'm wrong


The O-line has gotten a lot better over the past few seasons. They're getting close to being a decent O-line now.
 
2012-11-14 09:16:46 PM  

ricewater_stool: That field has absolutely sucked for decades.


It has been replaced like fifty times.
 
2012-11-14 10:02:58 PM  

just_intonation: I'm no Jay Cutler apologist, but there's *no* quarterback in the NFL that would be successful behind that O-line.

/name one, if you think I'm wrong


RGIII

He plays with a worst O-line with no tight ends or wide receivers
 
2012-11-14 10:49:42 PM  

Pick13: just_intonation: I'm no Jay Cutler apologist, but there's *no* quarterback in the NFL that would be successful behind that O-line.

/name one, if you think I'm wrong

RGIII

He plays with a worst O-line with no tight ends or wide receivers


And you think he's successful? I'm not saying he's not good or doesn't have great potential, but I don't think he's successful yet.
 
2012-11-14 11:09:31 PM  

just_intonation: Pick13: just_intonation: I'm no Jay Cutler apologist, but there's *no* quarterback in the NFL that would be successful behind that O-line.

/name one, if you think I'm wrong

RGIII

He plays with a worst O-line with no tight ends or wide receivers

And you think he's successful? I'm not saying he's not good or doesn't have great potential, but I don't think he's successful yet.


He only has one playoff win less than Cutler
 
2012-11-14 11:33:49 PM  
It isnt the sacks that ruin that field, its Jay Cutler treading on it with his demon feet.
 
2012-11-15 12:22:27 AM  
This happens almost every year, the HSFB championships (2 - 3 day event) or a big college game happens the weekend before the Bears have a pivotal game. The field is k-rap, (exp. after the high school games because every team member takes a piece of sod thinking it will live forever like their memory of playing a game on a BIG League field).

Then they do all over again in late Nov. and it still k-rap. Move those games to Champagne - Urbana and leave Soldier's field alone.

/ GET OFF MY NEW SOD!!! daggnabbet
// fargin' whippersnappers, no respect
/// yes, three slashie, 1, 2, 3
 
2012-11-15 12:25:34 AM  
LOL Jay Cutler is made of glass ahahhahahhahah

Weak ass baby. Baby want a bottle? AJJAAHJAJJJAJJAJHAHHHH
 
2012-11-15 02:32:32 AM  

PaulieattheTap: / GET OFF MY NEW SOD!!! daggnabbet


That stadium is owned by the gov-ment. Thus they gotta get rent for it. However they can. How it actually performs is not relevant.
 
2012-11-15 03:23:25 AM  

PaulieattheTap: This happens almost every year, the HSFB championships (2 - 3 day event) or a big college game happens the weekend before the Bears have a pivotal game. The field is k-rap, (exp. after the high school games because every team member takes a piece of sod thinking it will live forever like their memory of playing a game on a BIG League field).

Then they do all over again in late Nov. and it still k-rap. Move those games to Champagne - Urbana and leave Soldier's field alone.

/ GET OFF MY NEW SOD!!! daggnabbet
// fargin' whippersnappers, no respect
/// yes, three slashie, 1, 2, 3


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They moved them there a while back. I think they were in Normal before that.
 
2012-11-15 04:16:41 AM  

just_intonation: I'm no Jay Cutler apologist, but there's *no* quarterback in the NFL that would be successful behind that O-line.

/name one, if you think I'm wrong


Tony Romo and Michael Vick?
 
2012-11-15 06:33:46 AM  

just_intonation: I'm no Jay Cutler apologist, but there's *no* quarterback in the NFL that would be successful behind that O-line.

/name one, if you think I'm wrong


That Oline is the most mis-maligned unit in professional sports. It is, by no means, the worst offensive line in the game.

It is amazing how that is always the excuse from the delusional bear fans who still like this guy. Think about it, the Oline has been changed, the Oline coach has been changed. The variable that remains the same is Cutler.

Amazingly, when cutler gets rid of the ball in the flow of the offense, he does really well (4th quarter Jay Cutler). If it is out of his hand in 2 seconds, like an NFL play is drawn up, he does really well.

If he holds on to it like... well... first half Jay Cutler, he gets harrassed. But so does every other QB if they hold onto the ball too long.

Did Jason Campbell have OLINE issues? I saw him have "nobody open" issues, but he seemed to remain standing up.
 
2012-11-15 06:35:42 AM  
To answer your question directly, Tim Tebow. Im going with Tim tebow as one who could be successful behind that Oline. And everyone better than tim tebow. Which is a subset of NFL QBs that does NOT include Jay Cutler.
 
2012-11-15 06:41:47 AM  
Sorry to triple post, but I just looked it up. in 2 of the 3 seasons Tim Tebow has played, his passer rating is higher than Jay Cutler's this year. his career passer rating isnt much lower than Cutlers 2012 rating, despite culter going agianst the mt rushmore of bad defenses this year.

Tebow's post season passer ratinig is quite a bit higher than Cutler's

Plus he is a leader. and can run. and could deal with "that Oline" much better than cutler can apparently.

/call me a troll, but the numbers dont lie.
 
2012-11-15 06:53:08 AM  
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2012-11-15 07:52:16 AM  
Cutler holds the ball too long because he would rather make the big play than the checkdown to the back in the flat for 2-yards. If that means getting his bell rung, so be it. Jason Campbell showed in that game that taking the checkdown route is okay, especially in a ball-control/field position type of game it was as dictated by the elements. Cutler holds on to the ball on his first pick and takes the checkdown or scrambles, maybe the game turns out differently.

Still can't excuse the two early fumbles, though. They are what turned the game. Not Cutler's picks or the crummy field conditions. However, and I've been saying this for years, they need to put FieldTurf in there. You can sod and re-sod all you want....that field is awful even in September. Has been for years.
 
2012-11-15 08:39:42 AM  

Cubs300: Cutler holds the ball too long because he would rather make the big play than the checkdown to the back in the flat for 2-yards. If that means getting his bell rung, so be it. Jason Campbell showed in that game that taking the checkdown route is okay, especially in a ball-control/field position type of game it was as dictated by the elements. Cutler holds on to the ball on his first pick and takes the checkdown or scrambles, maybe the game turns out differently.

Still can't excuse the two early fumbles, though. They are what turned the game. Not Cutler's picks or the crummy field conditions. However, and I've been saying this for years, they need to put FieldTurf in there. You can sod and re-sod all you want....that field is awful even in September. Has been for years.


Did he? I'm pretty sure they still lost the game despite Campbell's superior ball control. Sure, a 3-yard completion might be better than throwing it away or taking the sack, but on 3 and 8 it doesn't make a difference.
 
2012-11-15 08:57:33 AM  
haven't they heard of synthetic turf? Lay it once and replace it oh...never
 
2012-11-15 09:34:41 AM  
I just don't get it, I guess. Football is SUPPOSED to be played in harsh conditions; ripped up, uneven field, bad weather, rain, cold & what not. When I was playing football, that's the conditions we played in. Every single pickup game was like that, with no pads. Even in high school, the fields just plain sucked. Football played inside under a domed roof with perfect conditions is an abomination, period. The first time I heard the phrase, "The Greatest Show on Turf", I almost threw my television out the window.

Personally, I think they should throw some sticks and rocks onto the field. Broken glass too, if the home field is in Chicago, Detroit or New Jersey.

/end rant
 
2012-11-15 09:45:06 AM  

Crudbucket: Cubs300: Cutler holds the ball too long because he would rather make the big play than the checkdown to the back in the flat for 2-yards. If that means getting his bell rung, so be it. Jason Campbell showed in that game that taking the checkdown route is okay, especially in a ball-control/field position type of game it was as dictated by the elements. Cutler holds on to the ball on his first pick and takes the checkdown or scrambles, maybe the game turns out differently.

Still can't excuse the two early fumbles, though. They are what turned the game. Not Cutler's picks or the crummy field conditions. However, and I've been saying this for years, they need to put FieldTurf in there. You can sod and re-sod all you want....that field is awful even in September. Has been for years.

Did he? I'm pretty sure they still lost the game despite Campbell's superior ball control. Sure, a 3-yard completion might be better than throwing it away or taking the sack, but on 3 and 8 it doesn't make a difference.


I don't argue that. My argument is that if Cutler takes the checkdown route on either of his picks, which were both in Houston territory, perhaps the game ends differently. Just armchair quaterbacking. Schaub threw two ugly picks also, then the rest of the game took the checkdowns and Houston just pounded it with Foster. Worked out for them. But again, it was the early fumbles that cost the Bears in that game. The picks and such were just icing on the cake.
 
2012-11-15 09:57:39 AM  

I sound fat: /call me a troll, but the numbers dont lie.


Tim Tebow has a better career post season passer rating than the following:
Ben Roethisberger
Eli Manning
Peyton Manning
Tom Brady

You should be a GM in the NFL for one of the above teams and trade your starting QB for Tebow and draft picks.
 
2012-11-15 10:07:29 AM  
I like Cutler as a sports figure just because of how divisive he is and how much he seems to piss people off and not give a fark, but I can't say I love him like a lot of Bears fans do.

That said, I don't know what kind of numbers Tebow would have to put up for me to ever consider starting him over Cutler, regardless of the oline in front of them. That reeks to me of someone saying "the numbers don't lie" who didn't watch Tebow play in Denver all the time and tries to watch games after they're over via a stat sheet. Cutler is no HOF QB but c'mon.

Campbell I would at least feel like the playoffs might be salvaged (although would expect wild-card round loss) but not with Tebow. Although I felt like that about Hanie last year too before we saw him play. Hopefully Jay can bounce back.
 
2012-11-15 10:13:35 AM  

TheJoe03: just_intonation: I'm no Jay Cutler apologist, but there's *no* quarterback in the NFL that would be successful behind that O-line.

/name one, if you think I'm wrong

Tony Romo and Michael Vick?


Looking at the Jets' record, my guess is that there are 6 QB's who were successful with their O-Line.
 
2012-11-15 10:14:38 AM  

qsblues: I just don't get it, I guess. Football is SUPPOSED to be played in harsh conditions; ripped up, uneven field, bad weather, rain, cold & what not. When I was playing football, that's the conditions we played in. Every single pickup game was like that, with no pads. Even in high school, the fields just plain sucked. Football played inside under a domed roof with perfect conditions is an abomination, period. The first time I heard the phrase, "The Greatest Show on Turf", I almost threw my television out the window.

Personally, I think they should throw some sticks and rocks onto the field. Broken glass too, if the home field is in Chicago, Detroit or New Jersey.

/end rant


Yes, how dare the field be in a good enough condition that the players can move as quickly and agilely as they possibly can, give you the best possible product to watch as a fan
 
2012-11-15 11:11:50 AM  

I sound fat: They moved them there a while back. I think they were in Normal before that


The Prep Bowl and some other games still get played at Soldier during the season.
 
2012-11-15 11:55:47 AM  

I sound fat: just_intonation: I'm no Jay Cutler apologist, but there's *no* quarterback in the NFL that would be successful behind that O-line.

/name one, if you think I'm wrong

That Oline is the most mis-maligned unit in professional sports. It is, by no means, the worst offensive line in the game.

It is amazing how that is always the excuse from the delusional bear fans who still like this guy. Think about it, the Oline has been changed, the Oline coach has been changed. The variable that remains the same is Cutler.

Amazingly, when cutler gets rid of the ball in the flow of the offense, he does really well (4th quarter Jay Cutler). If it is out of his hand in 2 seconds, like an NFL play is drawn up, he does really well.

If he holds on to it like... well... first half Jay Cutler, he gets harrassed. But so does every other QB if they hold onto the ball too long.

Did Jason Campbell have OLINE issues? I saw him have "nobody open" issues, but he seemed to remain standing up.


It's amazing that you automatically think I'm a Bears fan... (hint: I'm not)

It's also amazing that you think that the Texans' defense would not have made adjustments for a different quarterback. The Texans' D was not as aggressive in pursuing and sacking Campbell as they were Cutler. They were better at covering the receivers, because if you pressure and rush Cutler he's less effective. You take away receivers from Campbell and you get the same net effect.
 
2012-11-15 11:58:03 AM  

TheJoe03: just_intonation: I'm no Jay Cutler apologist, but there's *no* quarterback in the NFL that would be successful behind that O-line.

/name one, if you think I'm wrong

Tony Romo and Michael Vick?


I think Michael Vick would actually be better, because he'd just say 'fark it' and run.

Tony Romo? I think he'd be in the same boat as Cutler.
 
2012-11-15 12:38:52 PM  

ATRDCI: Yes, how dare the field be in a good enough condition that the players can move as quickly and agilely as they possibly can, give you the best possible product to watch as a fan


WHY DO YOU HATE DEFENSES?

sorry ... I'll go sit in the corner ...
 
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