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Bears V Seahawks 9/17/18 Postgame Reaction

Let’s be real for a minute. This was supposed to be a win with the number of starters out for the Seahawks. Yet it felt like the game was in jeopardy until a Prince saved the day. The offense needs to grow up and not rely on the defense every time. In my Bearreaction, I only saw one play that showed Mitch is progressing. The bootleg TD pass. I do not count the first series as scripted plays because you are I could run those. It’s when a play breaks down, how does Mitch react. With all that being said, I get it. He is in the early stages of learning with Nagy and I am willing to give him this year to grow. But damn, it’s hard being patient as a Bears fan! BEARDOWN

Bears v Packers 9/9/18 Postgame Reaction

I am going to keep this short. This episode has language. This episode is critical of the job Nagy did. This episode is also extremely happy with this defense. I get it’s game one. I want to see more of this touchdown to check down mentality. Enough with the “cutesy” BS.

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KHALIL MACK! SPEECHLESS! GO BEARS! BEARDOWN!

Khalil Mack

OMG!!!! WARNING, there is language in this pod. Really, Khalil Mack?? I can’t recall the last time I was this hype about the Chicago Bears.  Not since Hester ran back the opening kickoff and before that, 1985. HOLY SH!T BEARS FANS! I’m going to stop typing and let the podcast speak. BEAR THE F DOWN!!!!

 

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Chicago Bears. Not Feeling 2018-19

Let me warn you. If you identify yourself as a homer fan, skip this episode. If language bothers you, skip this episode. If opinions don’t phase you, prepare your cranium. I want to thank you for taking some time out of your day to hear this peon’s opine as to why RIGHT NOW, I am not feeling the Bears heading into the 2018-19 campaign. Subject to change but they must earn my trust, not the other way around. I point out some reasons why. You may not agree. But we can agree. This touchdown to check down mentality better be in effect come Sept 9th. Period. Beardown!

 

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New Name. New Season. BEARDOWN!

Preseason kicked off with the Hall of Fame game between your Chicago Bears and the Baltimore Ravens. This podcast has a new name and I will explain why along with some thoughts on what we saw in Canton. No podcast for the remaining preseason games. Will be back to kick off the regular season Sept 9th vs GB. Bookmark the live stream page as this podcast will be live 5 min after every regular season game. BEARDOWN!

 

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Roquan Smith. The Case For.

Roquan Smith

Normally this would come out first in a podcast. And it will eventually. Normally this podcast is about giving you the BearReaction. What the initial off the cuff thoughts are after the game ends. In the offseason, it’s good to wait to react. Case in point, my rush to judgement regarding Roquan Smith. When I first caught wind of a holdout, my initial response was to Roquan on Twitter, “get on the damn field!” That was selfish me speaking. That was also years of mental abuse suffered by this team for decades of subpar production with an occasional Super Bowl loss sprinkled in the middle. Then as time passed on, more information came to light. The holdout was not about money. Well not directly. It was ensuring Roquan was paid for doing something he was drafted for. Hitting the opponent. Ok, I know you are saying that is not the real reason. It surrounds a new rule on “targeting” with the helmet. Something that based on 40,000 plays last year, three would have resulted in ejections. Remember that. It will be repeated again. In short, Roquan wants to get paid should he be one of those ejected under this rule in the upcoming season. Based on history, a 0.000075% chance of occurring. As word crept out, the reactions like many other issues in life, landed fans on opposite sides of the 50-yard line. One group saying the Bears stand firm. A team should not be obligated to pay someone who is not on the field that breaks a rule. The other side not trusting a rule that is subjectively interpreted and recent news that three other players (Darnold, Gurley and Barkley) got the same ask, even though they are on the offensive side of the ball. And as the Chicago Bears appear to stand firm, so do fans in their argument for or against. Again, do you expect anything less? I mean come on. When was the last time Bears fans agreed on anything 100%? Now I am not going to use this opine to get into the dangers of the game, how do we address concussions or any of the other myriad reasons that really are not for this conversation. If you are interested in that, you can find a meetup group down the hall to the right that gathers every Thursday night at 6pm local time. What I will offer is some crack research. Keyword. Crack. So take it worth a grain of salt. There are no stats that I can find but was curious how many times was Smith ejected from a game for targeting. I did a search on google for the years Smith played at UGA. I could not find anything. I went to the holy grail of information. Bears Facebook groups. No mention or concern of his style of play other than some concerned with his size. We look at what someone does at the combine. We look at a players film. We look at their character off the field. We look at their drug tests. All those are used to project what a player might do and a team gambles on that with where they pick them. (for the record, Joey Bosa was ejected for targeting and in a pretty big game) We talk about current NFL players like Suh and Burfict. Three other players have asked for and gotten the request. I am going to go with the thought already suggested that these are offensive players and they don’t hit like a defensive player would so I am going to assume if I did the same research, I would find neither Gurley, Barkley or Darnold were ejected for targeting in their college career. So if the idea is that teams take a gamble on a player, and Smith’s track record is clean in this department, what is the issue? Once again, combined with the knowledge that out of 40,000 plays in the NFL last season, three would have resulted in an ejection under the new rule. That is 0.000075%. In other areas of life, those are good odds for something bad to happen. So what leg does anyone opposed to what Smith or the Bears truly have to stand on? A player with no history of being ejected, passes the eyeball test, has the film, the physical gifts, simply asking what others have asked. Yet because of the position he plays and what three people did last year, the Bears need to set an example? The Chicago Bears are ready to gamble on everything else but something that we can find no evidence that Smith’s style of play warrants not pushing all the chips in on a #8 pick. You’ve got pocket aces in your hand Ryan Pace. Make the call.

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Matt Nagy. Solid Hire. Step In The Right Direction.

Matt Nagy

The Chicago Bears believe they have their guy in Matt Nagy. I am good with the hire. What say you? Let’s dive in for our BearReaction. This podcast was recorded off a live stream from Facebook and YouTube. Friendly reminder. This will be the last podcast until April 26th, when I will do another live stream covering the first round. Same Facebook and YouTube combo. I look forward to getting your BearReaction to our 8th pick. Links below mentioned in the podcast. Holler at you in three months!

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Halas Hall. Welcome to 2018. Collaboration Dumpster Fire

Halas Hall

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Welcome to season three of the BearReaction podcast. In this session (recorded on YouTube and FB as a live stream. Those of you who joined, THANK YOU), I take a look at some of the problems still looming at Halas Hall. What are some things that need to happen. I also challenge a sector of our fan base that needs to shape up or ship out. This podcast will return twice before the 2018 campaign kicks off. When Pace hires the next HC and the NFL draft. Both will be live streamed. Links below to my channels. Also links to so great podcasts to keep you company during another offseason of hibernation. Beardown!

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BearReaction. Finally 2017 Is A Wrap. One Last Thing To Do

Thankfully this season is over. As I record this live stream podcast, John Fox is still the head coach. He might have been let go. He might not. Apparently we need to do the “classy” thing. For now, I give you my reaction to the last game, the season and this show for next year. Also share the thoughts of those who joined the live stream. I hope you have had a good 2017 and 2018 will be another productive or better year. To everyone that has tuned in, THANK YOU! Beardown!

 

 

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Josh McDaniels. Your Chicago Bears Head Coach for 2018.

Josh McDaniels

So Bears fans. Once again. It’s that time of year. No playoffs for us. Again. But we get to talk about another head coach. One name being tossed around. Josh McDaniels. Some say he has matured. Are you ready for Josh 2.0? This is the BearReaction podcast and I thank you for stopping by. What, would you rather watch the Bears play?

 

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