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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:37 am 
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Bearfanuk wrote:
Hey guys, can I ask a huge bears brothers favour? I’m obv in the uk and sadly we have new data protection laws called GDPR which means a lot of nfl news from American news outlets/contributors etc I can no longer read. I’m literally being kept in the dark around the bears :)

If I was to post a couple of links either here or in a PM could someone copy paste and send the artclem back ....it’s like pre internet days :frustrated:

Sorry to ask


Can you use a VPN or something that could allow you access?

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:50 pm 
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skamanfrank wrote:
I think the OP is hoping that if he were to post some links that he's be interested to see the content of, someone would be able to copy and paste the content.


I can do that if he can tell me which he wants to see or I can select links as I did and copy and paste those. Actually I've typically tended to do that anyway in other forums so others don't have to go to the link but as a new guy I usually tread a little more lightly at first 'til I get a feel for the flow and traditions.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:03 am 
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I think a VPN would be the easiest solution. Then you can spoof to appear your in the USA and the articles won't get blocked. This is the one I use, with a link to a page that should offer discount.

https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/91 ... ding-page/

I researched a few and with discount PIA was significantly less expensive.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:06 am 
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As a for example of what you can do with a VPN. I live in Indianapolis, they don't broadcast the Indy 500 live locally as they want to try and force people to go to the track if they want to see the race live. I used my VPN to spoof that I lived in Chicago, then streamed it to my TV.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:58 am 
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Your country is blocking football news? If this is true you should dump some tea in a harbor, because 'Merica.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:31 pm 
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Thanks for all your help on this matter guys. I’ve got no idea what a VPN is and how you use one so if I someone wouldn’t mind giving me some help.

However for the time being could someone kindly copy and paste the following articles?

https://670thescore.radio.com/pompei-be ... on-rodgers

https://t.co/vlgmr7Q7P3?amp=1

https://t.co/K2v8DtIEx3?amp=1

All three posted in twitter and to free sites. Top is Pompeii second two are Biggs

Thanks so much guys I sincerely hate GDPR


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:28 pm 
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Your country is blocking football news? If this is true you should dump some tea in a harbor, because 'Merica.

:D :D :D :D best answer ever

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0 thoughts after the Bears had a cozy 20-0 lead until the latter stages of the third quarter and wound up losing the season opener and debut for head coach Matt Nagy 24-23 to the rival Packers on Sunday night at Lambeau Field.

1. There are some positives to take out of this game and surely some stuff that Matt Nagy and his staff are going to lean on this week as the Bears take advantage of an extra day to prepare for the Seahawks at Soldier Field on Monday, Sept. 17.

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But there is a reason the team, in explaining the acquisition of outside linebacker Khalil Mack a little more than a week ago, referred to the edge rusher position as the second most important in the game. That’s because the quarterback remains the most important and we don’t need a reminder after watching this game, do we? The Bears’ heavy lifting this offseason helped close the gap between the teams but the Packers still have Aaron Rodgers, one of the best to play the game, certainly in the Super Bowl era, and a hobbled Rodgers was good enough to be the difference maker in what was the largest fourth-quarter rally in the history of the Packers.

Where does it stand in statistical perspective for the Bears? They blew a 20-point lead for the first time since Nov. 10, 2002 when they led by 21 against the Patriots down in Champaign at Memorial Stadium and lost 33-30. That was one of actually two games that season the Bears lost in Champaign after building a 20-point lead. The Bears led by 17 entering the fourth quarter here and this is the first time they’ve blown a lead that large in the final quarter since a 20-0 lead at the Metrodome on Oct. 4, 1992, which turned into a 21-20 loss. That was the infamous game when quarterback Jim Harbaugh ignored coach Mike Ditka’s instruction to not audible. Harbaugh called an audible and threw a pick six to Todd Scott. The Bears lost the game the Ditka was furious. Some point at it as one of the factors in his dismissal after the 5-11 season came to a conclusion.

We know Nagy isn’t getting canned anytime soon and Mitch Trubisky didn’t toss a pick six in this game. Trubisky had a solid first half when he completed 11 of 14 passes for 109 yards but the second half was rough. He was able to make some plays with his legs and finished with 32 yards rushing but he completed only 12 of 21 passes for 62 yards after halftime and looked frazzled on the final possession. Give him credit, the Bears had a nice drive after Green Bay had pulled within 20-17. The offense went 61 yards on 14 plays and took 6 minutes, 22 seconds off the clock in the process, converting three first downs. But they couldn’t move the chains on third-and-2 from the Packers’ 14-yard line and had to settle for a Cody Parkey field goal. That left Rodgers with a chance, trailing by six with 2:39 to play, and that’s all he needed.

What’s crazy is it looked like the worst possible scenario for the Packers when Rodgers was carted to the locker room during the second quarter. Imagine how the organization would be reeling Monday morning if it was an injury with serious implications?

He was injured when defensive end Roy Robertson-Harris sacked him, sort of collapsing.

“Yeah, it was painful,” Rodgers said. “I got it checked out, was in some pain so he (Dr. Pat McKenzie) wanted to do some further tests back in the locker room area. So we came back in, did some tests, felt like I couldn’t further injure it at the time, so doc and I agreed I could back and play.”

Limping and not able to get his base set to make every throw, Rodgers was electric in leading touchdown drives on the final three Packers’ possessions. A Bears’ defense that was pretty good last season when it came to limiting big plays by the opponents got torched. Randall Cobb’s game-winning touchdown went for 75 yards. Davante Adams had a 51-yard gain and Geronimo Allison scored on a 39-yard touchdown as Rodgers threaded a perfect pass over cornerback Kyle Fuller, who had pretty good coverage. One of the things that stood out to me on that play was Bears outside linebacker Leonard Floyd was a good 5 yards behind Rodgers when he released the ball. Floyd didn’t get a lot done, at least watching it live, playing with that large club on his right arm and Packers left tackle David Bakhtiari just rode him past the quarterback on this snap. Wonder how many times this happened throughout the game.

2. While Leonard Floyd was hard to locate, you didn’t have any trouble whatsoever finding Khalil Mack make an impact. For some reason Aaron Lynch got the start at outside linebacker. I suppose that is because he has a better understanding of the scheme but let’s be real here – it’s not like Lynch has been on the field with a team a heck of a lot more than Mack, right? Mack came in on the fourth snap and he shined. He finished with 42 snaps on 60 plays for the Packers. He was a stat-sheet stuffer with a sack, forced fumble and fumble recovery all on one play when he seemed to shock Packers backup quarterback DeShone Kizer. Mack had the ball out and in his own lap in a flash. It was Mack who had the initial pressure on the play quarterback Aaron Rodgers was injured on and Roquan Smith was only cleaning things up on his sack as Mack made that happen with a pressure as well. Then, there was the touchdown for Mack on a 27-yard return after Roy Robertson-Harris blew up a called screen and Mack made the easy catch and rumble to the end zone.


“You wanna win,” Mack said. “It was a cool game but you gotta finish. It’s something we can definitely learn from. I don’t feel like much changed. I feel like we let them make too many big plays down the stretch. That’s what you can’t have, especially when you talk about throwing it deep. You can’t have that. So we’ve got to put more pressure on the quarterback.

“Absolutely, (Rodgers was less mobile). You could tell. He looked like he was hurting a little bit. He was trying to get it out quick. Unfortunately, we couldn’t get it done. He came back and definitely put them in position to win.”

Mack had a bag of ice on his right wrist and hand after the game but said he was good and indicated there’s nothing serious to be concerned with. That’s good news.

3. In the other locker room, I thought veteran right tackle Bryan Bulaga, who went to high school at Marian Central Catholic in Woodstock, had an interesting explanation for how he processed having to block Mack as the game went along. Clearly, Mack was giving Bulaga some problems in the first half but things calmed down somewhat after halftime.

“We knew (Aaron Rodgers) was a little bit banged up so we knew probably his mobility was going to be limited a little bit,” Bulaga said. “Just have to give him as much time as he needs. He’s not going to be able to move around. You have to try to give him a clean launching points and things he can step up into. He can’t do what he normally does – step up, drop back, move out – he’s not going to be able to do those types of things when he’s a little nicked up. Just give him clean launching points, clean pockets where he can just move up and make good throws.

“I think just from technique standpoint, from what I was trying to do in the first half, it just … there were a few plays that he just got the better of me and that’s what it is. I’m not going to beat around the bush on it. There are a few plays he just got the better of me. I need to be better. I know that. It’s unacceptable. Coming in at halftime, kind of going through my brain what he did get me on and just making those adjustments and going out in the second half and maybe changing some things up, sets, set points, hands, things like that. Just trying to work technique a little bit better than I did in the first half. Not better technique but different technique that he was able to counter a few times in the first half. Just go out there, you know, and try to execute.

“I said it earlier in the week and I stand by it: He’s a total package defensive end. He does everything really well. So, you have to be able to counter what he’s doing and kind of on the fly make adjustments. I thought in the first half, like I said, there are a few plays I definitely want back. Looking back on it, at halftime you make those adjustments in head and make them on the fly when you go out there in the second half. I thought I was able to do that. Obviously, have to watch the tape and see what happened. Overall, that is kind of the story of it.”

The beauty of it for the Bears is the opposing right tackle is going to be forced to make in-game adjustments nearly every week and Mack is going to win plenty of battles. It seemed like the defense, particularly the front seven, played with heightened energy in the first half. The Bears need to find a way to recapture that and playing at home against the Seahawks might be part of the formula.

4. The Bears win the game if _____ (fill in the blank). Boy, you could come up with lots and lots and lots of items here. Start with cornerback Kyle Fuller dropping what should have been an easy interception – easy – with 2:39 remaining and the Bears ahead six points. Aaron Rodgers misfired for Davante Adams and the ball was right to Fuller. Clank.

“I’ve got to catch it,” Fuller said. “Gotta make that play.”

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Fuller answered a series of questions and made the point, correctly, that the Bears will find good things on film when they review the game. He said they didn’t view Rodgers as being injured in the second half, and that makes sense. A $14 million per year cornerback needs to make that play. That play puts the game away if he makes it. Fuller had six dropped interceptions a year ago when he made two picks. The Bears have to be hoping he shows better hands the next time the ball comes his way. It’s doubtful the play will be as easy as this one should have been.

Still, they shouldn’t have surrendered a 75-yard gain to Randall Cobb two players later. Defensive coordinator Vic Fangio dialed up a blitz, a five-man pressure, and the Bears didn’t get home. Rodgers held the ball for 4.5 seconds which was enough time for Cobb, who ran a square-in from the right side of the formation at the line to gain – 10 yards downfield – broke off his route and began peeling back the way he had come from. Rodgers fed him the ball in the perfect spot and free safety Eddie Jackson dove and missed the ball, effectively taking himself out of the play. He can’t leave his feet in that situation if he’s not going to at least deflect the pass.

“Aaron started to scramble and I tried to break away and was able to find a lane and make the play,” Cobb said. “Once I turned around, I saw nothing but green grass so I went for the end zone.”

Strong safety Adrian Amos didn’t take the best angle on the play and Leonard Floyd had a shot to slow Cobb down or bring him down near the 15-yard line, but he failed. Cobb, of course, was the one that scored on the fourth-and-8 play at the end of the 2013 season to propel Green Bay into the playoffs.

“We celebrate this win, move on and get ready for next week,” he said. “That one put us in the playoffs. This one was to open the season.”

5. Rookie head coach Matt Nagy found the correct tone after the game and that’s to his credit.

“Of course it stings,” he said. “I want our guys to feel that. They understand. I want our coaches to feel it. We talked about finishing and we didn’t do that, but I will say this: I’m really proud of our team. I’m proud of our guys. They did a lot of good things tonight. We are going to learn from it. It is a long season. You’ve got to give credit to Green Bay. Obviously, 12 (Aaron Rodgers) coming back into the game, he showed who he was. We knew that. So give credit to them. Their coaches, their defense stepping up in the red zone. It was obviously a good one for the fans, obviously a better one for the Green Bay fans, but again, I’m proud of our guys. We’ve got to grow from this.”

Critics will point out Nagy was the play caller for the Chiefs when they blew a huge halftime lead over the Titans in the wild-card round of the playoffs, a loss that allowed the Bears to swoop in and hire Nagy the next day for their opening. But while some have labeled him too conservative and that is why the Bears lost, I don’t know that they took their foot off the gas as much as they simply didn’t play well. They tried a throw on third-and-1 to Dion Sims instead of a run play. That was aggressive. It didn’t work though.

Quarterback Mitch Trubisky was fairly interesting too with an introspective remark about an offense that has gotten so, so much attention.

“I don’t really even know that we made a statement,” he said. “We’re close, we know how close we are. These guys continue to believe, continue to work their tails off. Credit to the offensive line for giving me time and to the receivers for making plays. We just feel like we are real close. You get down to the red zone and you come up with a bunch of field goals and it feels OK because we got some points and we are taking care of the football, but they’re not touchdowns. That’s when you can really separate and help out the defense, continue to take pressure off them when we’re scoring.

“I don’t know that we made a statement. We moved the ball up and down the field, but there’s that sense and feeling in the locker room, especially on the offensive side, that we just need to continue to dig deeper and get over that hump of just putting up 20, 23, or however many points, getting to the 30s, getting the touchdowns, converting in the red zone, converting on third downs. Really dictate the game instead of giving them a chance at the end like we did. I feel like it really falls on me and the offense. And then when you can do that, you just control the ball and you can dictate the game, instead of letting them back in. Again, credit to their offense, their defense. We’ve just got to continue to pull together, which we will. We’re headed in the right direction. We’re close, but I don’t know if there’s really any statement.”

6. The shotgun snap that was a hot topic for center Cody Whitehair was an issue only once – a high snap on first-and-10 from the Packers’ 22-yard line with 3:05 remaining. Trubisky was athletic enough to corral the ball for a 3-yard loss. It set the offense back before the final field goal.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:31 pm 
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670 The Score) The Bears played better in their opener in enemy territory than I thought they could. They just couldn’t sustain it in a 24-23 loss to the Packers on Sunday. But they would've beaten a lot of teams that didn’t have Aaron Rodgers at quarterback.

My thoughts:

1. Ten years from now when people talk about what a great player Aaron Rodgers was, they will bring up what he did against the Bears on opening night in 2018.

2. Rodgers’ performance was Brett Favre-ian.

3. Rodgers’ presence in the third and fourth quarter was more impactful than any of his passes. He’s one of the greats, and everyone on the field knew it.

4. The Bears' defensive backs -- and especially the cornerbacks -- needed to step up late in the game. They didn't. If there's a problem position on the defense, cornerback is it.

5. Khalil Mack reminded me of Lawrence Taylor. Explosiveness. Great instincts. Full arsenal. Attack mentality. What a natural.

6. Mack looked like he wasn’t in football shape. Imagine what he's capable of when he's in football shape.

7. The game provided the explanation as to why the Bears made Mack the highest-paid defensive player in the game and why the Packers made Rodgers the highest-paid player in the game.

8. Last week, Akiem Hicks misspoke. He said the Packers couldn’t block Mack. He must have meant to say they couldn’t block Mack or Akiem Hicks.

9. We knew Mack and Hicks could play. But we’re learning Roy Robertson-Harris also has game. He could be a force in the defensive front.

10. One significant difference between 2017 and 2018 -- how Tarik Cohen is being used. He looks so different, it’s almost like he’s a new addition.

11. It felt like Cohen had a lot more than 41 yards, his combined rushing and receiving total.

12. Nice to see Alshon Jeffery back in a Bears uniform. Oh wait, that was Allen Robinson.

13. I loved Matt Nagy’s opening play call, from the T-Formation. I didn’t love Nagy’s play call on fourth-and-9 late in the game -- going deep instead of going for a first down. Luckily for the Bears, Clay Matthews roughed the passer to keep the drive going.

14. Unless Mitchell Trubisky -- and really the whole Bears offense -- becomes more efficient in a two-minute drill, the best the Bears can hope for is to be a .500 team.

15. The Bears showed they can dominate a half of football. Now they have to show they can dominate the half of football that usually decides the game.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:05 pm 
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Thank you, thank you, thank you. Legends!!....seriously beIng able to read bear material is so good.

same time next week :) :)


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