Devin Hester mixes it up with Green Bay’s Tramon Williams after Kellen Davis’ touchdown during the 4th quarter.
GROBBER’S MONDAY RANTS—Sept 26,2011
***For now,the Lovie magic against Green Bay has gone away. Under Lovie Smith,the Bears have lost five of their last six against the Packers,and are now 8-8 overall during the Smith era(since 2004)against GB.
***The loss yesterday had some similarities to last January’s NFC Title Game,and some items that were different. Last January,the Bears won the toss,and deferred. This time Green Bay won the toss. In both cases,Aaron Rodgers drove the Packers right down the field for a quick 7-0 lead,and Green Bay led the entire day. This time Jay Cutler stayed healthy and finished the game.He was sacked JUST three times Sunday.
***The Bears tried to run the ball but could not. How about only 13 yards rushing(on 14 attempts), The Bears worst total in 59 years and their second lowest ever! The Bears had only one rushing yard against the L.A.Rams in 1952. Get off the bus running huh! Brutal.
***The Bears have now dropped 15 of their last twenty meeting with Green Bay at Soldier Field.At least they still lead Green Bay all time 92-85-6(including 1-1 in Post Season games).
***No doubt,it’s back to the drawing board as Cam Newton,Steve Smith,Greg Olson and Coach Ron Rivera invade the Lakefront next Sunday.
***The Cubs were able to lose to the Cardinals straight up Sunday after Saturday’s brutal ninth inning meltdown of wildness by Carlos Marmol who blew his TENTH save of the season by walking the bases full, then issuing a bases loaded walk to force in the tying run,and unleashing a VERY WILD PITCH to send the winning tally across the plate. It’s time during this off season,that whomever becomes the Cubs new GM, deal Marmol and get the most possible. He’s way too wild to be a closer. He needs a change of scenery!
***As for the White Sox, with their loss to Kansas City Sunday,they clinched their third below .500 record since Ozzie Guillen became Manager in 2004. And THIS from a team that was supposed to have their way in the so called weak A.L.Central(I also picked them to win that Division!). Worse for the Sox, their season ending free-fall has cost them second place too. One more win by Cleveland,or Sox loss,and they finish in third place.Lately they have been very far removed from ALL IN.