Rosenbloom to Drake: **** you!
What's worse than Bears wideouts? Their coach's pity party
9:43 AM CDT, September 22, 2011
I have an answer for Darryl Drake: Because we’re tired of being served dung and then told it’s dinner.
This is not “Jeopardy!’’ This is not about giving an answer and then getting to the question. Because Drake did not ask a question. No, the Bears wide receivers coach issued a statement. No, make that an order. A demand that you accept, love and, I don’t know, bring warm milk and cookies and blankies for his position group.
Get a load of Drake in the wake of the offensive disaster in New Orleans:
"We've got what we've got, and people need to embrace what we've got and stop (whining) about it. Things are not going to change, so why talk about them? If you're a true Bears fan why beat them up? They're ours. …
"Let's embrace them so they know we love them and they'll continue to play to the best of their abilities. … Complain about them at the end of the year. But right now, don't complain.''
What. A. Crock.
So much gall, so little ammunition.
This is becoming as thin as the wideouts' contributions Sunday, which totaled more than the three catches I erroneously wrote earlier but didn't seem like it.
But let’s break this down the way the Bears wide receiving unit has been broken for generations.
Drake started with "We've got what we've got.’’ Always a bad sign. Turn out the lights. Ballgame. Because when someone starts with “We’ve got what we’ve got,’’ it’s an admission that the subject is bad, the argument is over, and this is heading for a mercy plea.
When Drake says, “We’ve got what we’ve got,’’ we all know it’s code for “Yeah, we know they’re below NFL standards, management has no clue what a wide receiver looks like, please don’t look at Green Bay’s wideouts, the worst of whom is better than our alleged top guy, whoever that is, if we have one.’’
Drake continues with “and people need to embrace what we've got and stop (whining) about it.’’ This is the position coach's version of “Here’s your liver and onions, kids.’’
Note that Drake didn’t say “whining.’’ He said something more pottymouth. I’m not a psychologist, but I play one on the Internet, and so, I believe we can interpret that as a reflection of Drake’s anger that he has to defend players who apparently are so easily defended by opponents on a weekly basis.
Moving right along, Drake said, “Things are not going to change, so why talk about them?’’ This is an old spinmeister trick, trying to characterize the critic as wasting his breath.
But what Drake has done here is actually give Bears fans and critics more reason to empty the magazine. “Things are not going to change’’ sounds like “Tough’’ or “nyah-nyah-nyah.’’ It’s an infuriating and snotty attitude that is best left to us professionals, Darryl. You get back to not teaching Devin Hester the playbook.
Drake, of course, had more: “If you're a true Bears fan why beat them up? They're ours. … Let's embrace them so they know we love them and they'll continue to play to the best of their abilities. … Complain about them at the end of the year. But right now, don't complain.''
This is the full mercy plea. Time for the pity party. Time to throw up, too.
True Bears fans beat them up because they know when someone’s shoveling garbage, and it’s especially aggravating when the answer is resorting to charity cases.
Bears fans and critics also hate it when the people shoveling the garbage can’t even shovel it in the right order. Look, Hester and Roy Williams should not be the starting wide receivers because Johnny Knox and Earl Bennett are the best the Bears have, except the Bears don’t seem to know this.
Beyond pity, though, is pathetic. I call your attention to “Let's embrace them so they know we love them.’’ Pa. Thet. Ic. Are these adults or 4-year-olds? If the position coach makes it sound like they all need a group hug, then how can they be expected to be tough enough to go over the middle? Mommy, make it stop!
Here’s an idea: Look at your paycheck, then earn it.
Hester said it’s “the nature of the beast’’ to blame the receivers when the passing game isn’t working. Yes, and that’s because it’s hard to blame offensive linemen for not getting off the jam, failing to finish routes and dropping passes.
Drake’s assault on the critics was so lame, you’d think Mike Martz planned it. What he did was give Bears fans and critics more reasons to boo and criticize.
And by the way, someone tell Drake the venom aimed at the wideouts isn’t totally aimed at the wideouts. It just seems that way because Jerry Angelo never lines up at flanker.
Seems like we have the first coaching candidate for getting fired, based off of words alone....
Actually, I now see why Martz doesn't want to start Knox and this has been going on for three years: JOHNNY KNOX DOES NOT MAKE PLAYS ON THE BALL....EVER. If the ball isn't thrown right into his hands, he'll make no effort to get the ball, let alone stop the defender from getting it. He doesn't seem to know when to come back to a ball that's not perfectly thrown. He doesn't seem to know how to put his body between the ball and the defender. And heaven forbid he'll have to leap and/or dive for a ball, which he never does. He's not a playmaker in any sense of the word.
Right now, Earl Bennett and Roy Williams should be the starters. They're the only professional receivers the Bears have.
I can respect what youre *trying* to do Drake, but it doesnt work that way...first you get the playmaking...THEN you get the love. Not the other way around.
Originally Posted by Henry Burris
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If HE was doing an adequate job,he wouldn't need to rush to their defense.
I have no idea how this guy still has a job,the recievers seem as clueless and lacking
in fundamentals,as they did when they got here.
Don't tell me how to be a fan,and I won't call you out for being an inept clown.
(well I might) But the customer is always right.
I been a Bear fan longer than you been alive Daryl,so eat a heaping bowl of shutthehellup.
Why is anyone in the FO allowing DD to talk? Hell why is that worthless heap still allowed to be a coach on this team? He's as worthless as the players he's coaching and the few times I've heard him interviewed I've wanted to puke. Dude's a ginormous douche; and he's the polar opposite of Lovie, all spit and vineger w/no results.
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our offense is in the dump of the league consistently every year and he wants us to ignore the obvious that our offense playmakers stink...............about time someone told the bears to go F themselves
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This would be a great time to relieve Drake of his duties. Martz can go find a real WR coach with a track record of DEVELOPING someone. Other than playbook memorization I don't see any technical improvement of the wr's. Oh but we have Rwill so we can't complain.
Screw you Drake!
Arguing on the internet is like winning the special olympics, even if you win your still messed up.
Restore the roar!
I agree he has let some interceptions happen by not fighting for the ball. But the other part about how he's not a playmaker .... WHAT team have you been watching the past couple of years. Knox has made some of the most acrobatic and eye-opening catches of anyone on this team the last couple of years. You couldn't be more wrong. It right there on U-tube for all to see. The excellence of some of the catches isn't even debatable. He just needs to play DB every once in a while better than he has and save JC some int's.
Originally Posted by StarkyLuv
What should you call any : Fumble , Hold , Interception , Three and out , or Sack ?
A " F.H.I.T.S " ? or a J'Marcus ?
That interview by Darryl Drake is more of an indictment of his ignorance to what being criticized is all about. If you can't handle the heat, get out of the frying pan. I'm a fairly intelligent guy, and I felt my intelligence was insulted by this son of a bitch. Don't tell me how to be a fan, and don't tell me that I have no right to criticize you. You have never developed a good wide out in your entire coaching career, so why blame the fans and members of the media who point out the perpetuation of this trend?
Hey, when Todd Haley gets fired after this year, anyone wanna see if we can get him back?
Haley has been described as an aggressive coach and can be combative with players. During the 2009 NFC Championship Game against the Eagles, he had a first-half argument with quarterback Kurt Warner, then a short blowup in full view of television cameras with wide receiver Anquan Boldin later in the game. He also had a spat with Terrell Owens when he was the wide receivers coach in Dallas. Defending his style, Haley said "It's part of how I coach... It's part of how I motivate, and I like to think I've had some success doing it."
THAT, my friends is a coach that isn't pleading with the media. Granted, this offseason he took a dumbass approach to preparing his team, but put him back at WR coach, or hell, let Martz walk away and make him our OC, and between he and Tice, we just MIGHT get some accountability on offense....
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