(Apologies in advance, this isn't Jeff its the Reverend. It’s been a couple years since I’ve posted but with Jeff somewhere outside Atlanta I said I’d put something up.)
I got Sunday Ticket beginning last year to cut down on my bar tab at Josie's but only end up watching it when the Bears aren’t playing. And after seven hours of the Red Zone channel it’s clear that while the Bears may have had the week off there were plenty of former Bears having big days.
Mark Bradley – The most recent ex-Bear and his new team almost upset the Dungaree poster boy and Mark had 5 catches, 42 yards and a very nice touchdown. Maybe it’s the Meadowlands, where in 2006 he had one of his best games in a Bears uniform, or maybe he just needed a real QB…like Tyler Thigpen.
Mike Singletary – The Samurai may have lost his head coaching debut but he did it in true Chicago Bears’ style with a post-game press conference destined for a Coors Light commercial not to mention his pulling of another ex-Bear, J.T. O’Sullivan who was doing his best Jonathan Quinn and his sending underperforming TE Vernon Davis to the showers. Mike’s wasting no time changing the atmosphere in that locker room. Some pundits have been critical of the Davis thing but it sounds like this is probably a long time coming and one only needs to look at Detroit to see where basing playing time on draft status gets you. Mike’s performance on Sunday has already inspired a remake of Bad to the Bone but personally I still prefer his eponymous song by The Interociter.
Moose Muhammad – Another big day from the petulant former Bear. His drop in the end zone was almost identical to the one he had against the Packers last year in Week 16. I was screaming at Jeff that he should have been cut then and found it enormously cathartic to see him doing it for someone else now. Post game media all sounded shocked that “Moose” dropped a ball. They clearly haven’t seen him play since his league leading ‘04 season. Since then the only number higher than his drops is the number of times he’s thrown quarterbacks under the bus.
Justin Gage – Not to be outdone, Gage dropped two while I was watching yesterday.
Bernard Berrian – Speaking of drops, the $7 million a year man didn’t have one this week. Probably cause he didn’t play.
And finally, even though it was the bye, Brian Urlacher managed to get his first score of the season as he was last seen Saturday night escorting a lovely young lady into a Vegas nightclub. Now normally as long as it doesn’t hurt anyone or affect their play I don’t care what NFL players do off the field. But with the decline in his play this year you’d think he’d maybe rest up and watch some film. And the last girl he brought back from Vegas was Paris Hilton. (Credit to Max and his legion of Scandinavian informants for this scoop.)
Congrats to all of them.
Only five days from the return of the Bears, bar tabs and Jeff on the blog. And hopefully your 2008 Chicago Bears will be monopolizing the Red Zone channel I won’t be watching this Sunday.
(UPDATE: Add Ronny Rivera to the list of ex-Bears having big weeks. He just got bumped up to Chargers’ DC)
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