Yes, it is preseason, and yes, the starters were only in for one half. However, the Raiders looked so dominant in the first half, it is hard not to get excited. The Chicago Bears are a good team with a pro bowl caliber quarterback. For the Raiders to travel to Chicago and play the way they did, and to do it without some of their best players is a very good sign, regardless of the fact that it is a meaningless game.
That quote was from a story I found online this morning. You can read the whole story here. It pretty much sums up my feelings concerning this year's exhibition season for our Chicago Bears. But, as usual, you guys were on your collective game on Saturday night. Great stuff! So join me for my take on the game and highlights from your in game comments taken off of Saturday night's thread....
Not tons to take from the game on Saturday, other than the Bears performance continues to raise more questions than it answers - mainly the performance on our questionable offensive line. Jay Cutler may want some additional life insurance. Our running game appeared to look quite a bit better until you pause to consider that Richard Seymour didn't play in the game at all. Oh, and we still gave up 5 sacks. Jay Cutler looked crisp when he had time to pass but then again, the Raiders played without Namdi Asamougha. So basically our offense looked shaky to slightly above shaky against a Raiders team missing their two best defensive players. Our defense showed flashes. I think we finally saw some pass rushing! But Brian got dinged and I don't recall seeing Tommie Harris on the field, the secondary was less than stellar, and we gave up far too many HUGE third and long conversions. And we were at home. This could be a potentially long season. But enough of my crap! Let's look at yours....
For the First and Last Time this Season
ZachZaidman: The playing surface at Soldier Field is in outstanding shape today" -Galloping Ghost
This is off topic
But just so you know, I’m here, and Guns ‘N’ Roses Appetite for Destruction is still one of the best albums of all time. Anyone who disagrees can get their face punchersized for free. -Kev H
Some Dramatic foreshadowing with;
Dez Clark is the long snapper for tonight's game -David Taylor
Wouldn't it be crazy
if he turned out to be just as good as Pat Mannelly? Hahahaha, just kidding, that can’t ever happen. -Kev H
Way to jinx it, Kevin, way to jinx it!
Did you see Tommie get that push...
of course he jumped and his guy was still in his stance, but progress right? -David Taylor
I can feel the hatred
The force is not strong with Lovie -MetalGearPeaceWalker
I'm liking these new wrinkles the defense has put in.
I, as an offense, would never have expected them to so easily let the ball be moved. -Kev H
Oakland? Seriously? -Acreman20
This defense gets worse and worse every minute
Ron Rivera is laughing his ass off somewhere on the west coast watching this defense stink up the field. -Bears-Cubs Bulls
The mother ******* RAIDERS!!!! -JoeCB1991
game thread rules do technically apply here. -Kev H
The man does like his swearing.
wow. that was pretty bad.
our secondary is toast. -MPG
wow. that was pretty bad.
our oline is toast. -Shawndgoldman
85 Bears were 1-3 in preseason
keep repeating that to yourself -Rocko1
Logan Mankins? Aw hell…I might as well dream of Rocky Wurtz buying the Bears -PeaceGearMetalWalker
im going to just drink myself stupid this entire season...
So I have no memories of the games. -Ryan21
Swiss cheese, ladies and gentlemen. Swiss cheese. -Sir Buckets
Isnt this what a superbowl team looks like? No……..hmmm -Bears-Cubs Bulls
He is sleeping with his eyes open. --JoeCB1991
Hester is suppose
to return punts tonight….If the defense can get any stops that is….. -CloudyFuture
Challenge it Lovie
Knox caught that stuff (edit) -David Taylor
Apparently the AFC West should be on the lookout for the devastating passing attack of Jason Campbell. -Kev H
Is that the one run where we are going to say, "well without that one xx yard run, he’d still only be averaging x amount of yards this pre-season." -David Taylor
David may well have the best point of the evening
I'm surprised Wolfe could reach his shoulder pads. -David Taylor
Then there's the following exchange in block quotes:
Campbell crossed the LOS, no? -David Taylor
I don't remember
it happened so long ago. -Kev H
why? -David Taylor
Because I live in a good state
Where they show it on tv. -Kev H
I meant, why do you have to torture me? -David Taylor
That's how I get my jollies. - Kev
And after some debate (again) about Hester being a return man only we have:
Hey a great play by Devin Hester
Good thing he was on the field as a Receiver. -Kev H
How's everybody look?
Quick recap please…just tuning in! -propheteer
I look stunning,
if I say so myself. -David Taylor