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Old 08-18-2012, 03:24 PM   #11
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Re: Why Can't We Tackle??

The 85 bears lost games. Nuff said.
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Old 08-18-2012, 05:20 PM   #12
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The 85 bears lost games. Nuff said.
Pretty sure our defense will not even sniff the perfection that the 85 bears had.
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Old 08-18-2012, 05:31 PM   #13
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The 85 bears lost games. Nuff said.
They are over rated.
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Old 08-18-2012, 06:15 PM   #14
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We overlooked them. Plain and simple.
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Old 08-18-2012, 07:28 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by CharityMike View Post
What is the deal with our DB's and tackling? I know its only pre season but damn..I can't honestly say I see much improvement from last year in the tackling department.

Roman harper...is he scared to tackle someone?? Why does he constantly dive at legs? I am willing to cut Robinson a little slack considering this was his first game back in awile but damn. When is this going to be addressed?
ill wait for the season, but harp looked like a liability- a rec owned his ass on a run.

i saw hawthorne blown off the ball several times. dude was blocked like 10 yards down field on a play

i can see this being the last year for harp n will smith
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Old 08-18-2012, 07:29 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by GoofySaint View Post
The 85 bears lost games. Nuff said.
i don't think that gets pluralized. i think it was A game
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:09 PM   #17
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Re: Why Can't We Tackle??

I think preseason is a no-win situation for any NFL team with their fans.

If the 1st string defense looks good, oh-well it was against an opponent playing "vanilla" style offense.

If the 1st string defense looks bad, everyone should panic because it's a good indicator of what's to come - ie. getting steamrolled.

If the offense plays great, then that's because they payed a defense calling "vanilla" formations and practicing fundamentals.

If the offense plays poorly, then uh-oh, time to panic.
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Old 08-18-2012, 09:07 PM   #18
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Re: Why Can't We Tackle??

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Pretty sure our defense will not even sniff the perfection that the 85 bears had.
I'm not saying they will be just like the 85 bears but the fact that people are scared because we stunk it up ONCE is unusual. Especially since it's preseason.

If the 85 BEARS(a team that REVOLVED around defense) can lose a game then it's not that surprising that our team(which is not known for its defense) messed up in ONE GAME too. It should also be pointed out that besides Walter Payton, the 85 bears didn't have much on offense. WE DO!

We don't need to be the 85 bears. We're already on our way to being "The greatest show in a dome".
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Old 08-18-2012, 09:14 PM   #19
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i don't think that gets pluralized. i think it was A game
Nonetheless, they still lost, And they went on to lose more games the next few years. If the 85 bears of all people know what's it's like to taste defeat then we shouldn't be surprised that our "work in progress" defense suffered too. Come on! We expect a team that was one of the worst defenses last year to suddenly become the 85 bears in no time at all?

Plus like I said, it's preseason. The 2008 lions were perfect in the preseason, right before they went 0-16.
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Old 08-18-2012, 09:18 PM   #20
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They are over rated.
Personally I feel the steelers of the 70s were a better defense but come on!

A team that goes 15-1 and has a blowout almost EVERY single game is not overrated. Though I do think bears fans need to shut up about it at this point. You don't see dolphins fans talking about there ACTUAL perfect season that much.
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