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Bears are put in scramble mode after bruising opener

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It will be a trying press conference for coach Lovie Smith this afternoon.

ESPN has announced it will carry the presser live on ESPN2 at 3:45 p.m. Smith will address the fact that middle linebacker Brian Urlacher will miss the remainder of the season after undergoing surgery to repair his dislocated right wrist this morning. The Bears have a myriad of other injuries, as well, with strong-side linebacker Pisa Tinoisamoa expected to be out about a month. That means Hunter Hillenmeyer and Nick Roach will be forced to step in.

It's not an ideal situation and certainly Smith will be tested as a defensive coordinator. The Bears could consider working to bring in veteran linebacker Derrick Brooks, who would be interested in playing for them, his agent Roosevelt Barnes told the Sun-Times. It's not known what kind of shape Brooks is in, but Barnes said he has been training as if he will play this season. Scout.com reported that the Bears could consider Tim Shaw, who was in Jacksonville in preseason and played at Penn State. Surely, there are many other options and what the Bears do could also depend on how they believe they need to address special teams. Veteran Zach Thomas is on the street, but a source said he suffered an injury in training camp with Kansas City and he called it an "ongoing issue.''


Roach was being counted on to develop into a leading role on special teams. That will have to be scaled back if he is playing two downs on the strong side. Hillenmeyer also had a significant role as a special teamer. Add in the fact that cornerback Trumaine McBride suffered a sprained knee, and you have issues for special teams coordinator Dave Toub, who might not be ready to turn to rookie D.J. Moore for help. Moore was inactive.

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Just sign him and before anyone else does sign Matt Jones and/or Marv Harrison before anybody else does.

Umm, what about Jamar Williams? Wasn't he one of the guys everyone was talking about in training camp? Well, here's his big break.

D.J.Moore would be an upgrade over Vasher...stick Vasher on special teams and start Moore, younger legs and faster too ! He wasn't the #1 CB listed for nothing. Wade was right on about the WR'S, can somebody toss them a play book, Clark must have lost his too. Is Olsen playing next game or is he inactive again ?

And oh yeah, our o-line sucks, our defense looked elite until the very end, we lost a defensive captain and irreplaceable member of the team...Have I lost my mind or is it really 2007 again?

Hey Doc! What the hell is a gigawatt!?

Mike, I agree. Let Jamar Williams play the middle. He supposedly was on fire in OTAs and training camp. He definitely would be an upgrade over Hillenmeyer on passing downs. Here's a question. Did anyone here Briggs name called last night? Where was he? We could have used some plays from him last night.

Mike and GSH, Williams is a weakside LB, same with Briggs, remember all those times I pointed that out when Lance was a FA and everyone thought he would get a ton of money? They are both system LB's niether is good enough in coverage to be a MIC in this defense. The fact is you would move Briggs to the MIC before you would move Williams and Williams would be on the weakside. I posted Dungy quotes about the MIC in the T2, "it's the straw that stirs the drink." Plus the Weakside LB, is a LB who has plays funneled to him to. Notice nobody wanted Brooks.

Also Mike a watt (symbol: W) is a derived unit of power in the International System of Units (SI). It measures rate of energy conversion. One watt is equivalent to 1 joule (J) of energy per second.

In terms of mechanical energy, one watt is the rate at which work is done when an object is moved at a speed of one meter per second against a force of one newton.

1W = 1Js-1 = 1kgm2s-3 = 1Nms-1
By the definitions of electric potential (volt) and current (ampere), work is done at a rate of one watt when one ampere flows through a potential difference of one volt.[1]

1W=1VĂ—1A

The gigawatt is equal to one billion watts. This unit is sometimes used with large power plants or power grids.

However if if you are going to use a movie Quote, I prefer something less complex. Like:
"Well that's great, that's just f*****' great, man. Now what the f*** are we supposed to do? We're in some real pretty s*** now man..."
"That's it man, game over man, game over! What the f*** are we gonna do now? What are we gonna do?"

OK - Here is a radical suggestion. We know that you need a great MIC and a great pass rush to play the cover 2. Since we now have NEITHER, why don't we ditch the cover 2, and most of 5 and 6 DB sets (since we don't have decent DB's, either) and play more old school presure defenses and maybe the 46? It can't possibly be as bad as watching poor Vasher fall on his face like he did last night.

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