The Bears Were After Mike Neal

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Mike Neal sacks Jake Locker

Mike Neal sacks Jake Locker

Those scumbag Chicago Bears were hot on the trail of Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Mike Neal in free agency, Brad Biggs tells us.

Of course, just like they do when they play the Packers on the field, they fucking failed! Bam!

Neal told Biggs he had an offer from the Bears before he re-signed with the Packers. Neal said he didn’t want to play for a bunch of scumbag losers… or something like that.

“They offered me,” Neal said. “In the long run, their offer, it wasn’t a bad deal. The option for me to come back here was better, in my opinion. I felt like this was a system that if I was kept in the same position, I could flourish in. I thought it would be better to try to capitalize on what I did last year here.”

As you surely know, the Packers converted Neal from defensive end to outside linebacker prior to last season. Then he went on to have his best year as a pro, racking up 47 tackles and five sacks.

The Packers run a 3-4. The Bears run a 4-3. Neal would have been playing back on the defensive line in Chicago and it’s pretty clear he didn’t like the sound of that.

The Bears’ pursuit of Neal doesn’t come as a surprise. Their defense was more or less dog shit last year. They retooled their entire defensive line in free agency, signing Lamarr Houston from Oakland, Willie Young from Detroit and Jared Allen from Minnesota. 

And now we’re all shaking in our boots because, wow! That’s an impressive collection of talent! Look out rest of the NFC North!

Have I mentioned where the Bears are going this year? SUPER! BOWL!

Yeah, so they couldn’t steal Neal from the Packers. Their plan B to stick it to Green Bay was to sign safety M.D. Jennings. Unfortunately, they failed realize that, A. M.D. Jennings sucks and, B. the Packers didn’t even want him.

But hey, this is the year for the Bears! Mike Neal is gonna be sorry!

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Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

6 Comments on "The Bears Were After Mike Neal"

  1. Kreg

    Nice work, Monty. You whoring out to any commercial takers has locked my computer up from trying to close out your Dickies pop-up add. Your site is the worst I have visited for this kinda junk. Crap, slut!

  2. GBslacker

    This is another “who-gives-a-shit” article.

    Who cares if Neal scratched his ass in free agency?
    Who gives a shit if Finley is getting his neck rubbed?

    A far bigger story is developing!
    Get the fuck with it.

    There’s talk of changes on defense.


    “You can go back and say, ‘did we get too vanilla last year?’” Capers said. “Well, we were forced to get pretty vanilla. And the problem is, in this league, you can be vanilla if you’re just better than the people you’re playing against. You can be pretty vanilla. So the deal is, it’s going to be, we’ve got the different personnel groups. There’s ones we’ve put together that will feature our best personnel that are the most successful for us.”

    Less complexity?
    Less volume?
    More packages?
    Fewer “looks”?

    Is this a back-handed stab at the organization: you can be vanilla if you’re better? Clearly, they’re not better, so I guess Capers is handing out some shit here. They were too vanilla? Guess that’s on Capers. Anyway… that’s a lot of “vanilla” in a football story.


    Capers makes no sense. Is this a sign that Capers is ceding control to McCarthy?

    This could be the beginning of the end… of Capers.

    And that is a far bigger story than Neal will ever be.

  3. Howard

    Wow a rough group tonight. Can’t we all just get along? Hell no because we all have our own opinions.

    Capers is correct due to injuries last year we had to be vanilla, however to me it seems we have been vanilla every year under Capers except the superbowl year. As far as this year goes it sounds like Capers is saying we are going to start vanilla and play the best grouping of athletes no matter the level of experience. As the year goes on the defense will get more exotic. This may be a good way to get younger, more athletic but less experienced players on the field early. Give those players more experience and let them develop on the field rather than on the bench. By the time the games become most important you will have some experienced players running a more complicated system. Hell you might even surprise some teams with new schemes when it counts most rather than suprising them with the same shit you ran all year.

    I want to see a defense that is going to attack all year. If you make a mistake to hell with it just don’t let it happen again. To hell with two gap line play waiting for a phantom runner to come to your two gaps while the QB is two steps deeper in his drop back.You shoot the gaps and hit the running back on your way to knocking the QB on his ass.

    To hell with sitting back in a zone 80 percent of the time while letting every no name receiver catch balls in front of you all day. You jam there ass ( not literally) at the line, knock them off ther damn route, put a linbacker over a tightend and actually hit him when he comes off the line, have a D lineman or a linbacker knock a running back on his ass if he flairs out for a pass, shit you might even jump a route every so often.

    To hell with the throwing out of a arm in an attempt to tackle. You fly up like a Polamalu missile only eleven deep and knock the asshole with the ball on there ass. If there is collateral damage so be it. If you miss at least you will have the other offense with their head on a swivel. There is always the next play. What is worse a fifteen play drive with a TD taking up eight minutes or a four play drive for a TD taking up two minutes. All the time letting your top five offense sit on the bench. Hell you might even cause some turnovers and negative plays on defense giving your offense even more field time.

    The defense has been setting back to long trying to think to much with exotic schemes (supposedly). A defense needs to attack constantly. If that means be more vanilla great. Let the athletes on defense attack just like you expect every offense to do. You will find out as you go along that the young good players will learn from experience by fire. The old out of shape players will be injured, on the bench, or cut, and the defense will be much deeper with more experience as the year goes on.

  4. tim

    Guy has a lot of balls saying the Bears Defense sucked. It’s not that he’s wrong, but the Packs was just as horrible. We’ll see who’s who when we start rocking this season.

  5. The Bears won’t be GB’s main competition this year. It’s going to be the Loins. Their secondary is absolute dog crap. ARod is going to tear them up once again.

    Plus our secondary and pass rush is going to be much better. The Bears are NOT a really good team and they’ll be lucky to go 8-8 in 2014

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