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NFC North training camp one-liners

The Bears’ banged-up secondary allowed Bills QBs Trent Edwards and Ryan Fitzpatrick to combine for an 88.5 completion rate in Saturday’s preseason opener.

Coach Lovie Smith says TE Greg Olsen (hip) will return to practice Monday after missing the Bears’ first exhibition.

According to Mike Mulligan of the Chicago Sun Times, Bears WR Devin Hester “looks like he has no idea what he’s doing far too often.”

Bears coach Lovie Smith believes that backup QB Caleb Hanie is better in games than in practice.

Vikings coach Brad Childress still isn’t ready to name a starting quarterback.

Judd Zulgad of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune says the Brett Favre-to-Vikings speculation won’t end anytime soon.

Albert Young appears to have the edge on undrafted rookie Ian Johnson for the Vikings’ No. 3 RB job.

The Vikings waived rookie RB Kahlil Bell on Sunday.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy likes what he’s seen so far from the team’s new 3-4 defense.

Packers TE Jermichael Finley is looking like a difference maker in his second year.

Matt Flynn continues to separate himself from Brian Brohm in their competition to be Green Bay’s No. 2 QB.

Packers undrafted rookie RB Tyrell Sutton is making a serious case for a roster spot.

Tom Kowalski of Booth Newspapers predicts that the Lions will go 3-13 this season.

Lions RT Gosder Cherilus dominated Falcons DE Jamaal Anderson in the teams’ preseason opener.

Of Lions QBs Daunte Culpepper, Matthew Stafford and Drew Stanton, coach Jim Schwartz said “all of them did some really good things” in Saturday’s exhibition.

Lions rookie RB Aaron Brown made some mental mistakes in the game, but likely secured a roster spot by exploding for two all-purpose touchdowns and 98 total yards.

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13 Responses to “NFC North training camp one-liners”
  1. mnmaverick says: Aug 17, 2009 2:18 PM

    Ian Johnson is head and shoulders better than Young is.

  2. mnmaverick says: Aug 17, 2009 2:21 PM

    The Bears’ banged-up secondary allowed Bills QBs Trent Edwards and Ryan Fitzpatrick to combine for an 88.5 completion rate in Saturday’s preseason opener.
    —————————————————————————–
    Hear that, Mr. Cutler?
    Time to go out and drown your sorrows at the bars, eh?

  3. J.Cannon says: Aug 17, 2009 2:34 PM

    Damn Mulligan (or something like that) of the Chicago Sun-Times tore Da Bears a new one. Cutler really is pussy Brian Urlacher was right. LMAO. Brett Favre needs to stay retired. I now understand why fans of other teams hate him so much.

  4. whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says: Aug 17, 2009 3:20 PM

    Of course Childress hasn’t named the Vikings starter. That’s because he isn’t on the roster yet. This year’s starter is waiting until after training camp is over to get off his tractor and make it up to Winter Park. Even though the Vikings claimed to close the door, everyone knows better than that, including Favre. Regardless of whether the tampering charges couldn’t be proven, we all know Childo has a huge mancrush on Favre as evidenced by begging him to take more time after Favre said no. This is going to be fun watching this hang over the Vikings all season!

  5. CrypticNonSequiturGuy says: Aug 17, 2009 4:04 PM

    People who get their panties wound around their ankles over pre-season “action” are pathetic.
    Except for injuries and rookies proving themselves, pre-season is a joke.
    Especially the first game.
    Example:
    The Lions went UNDEFEATED last pre-season!!
    See?
    Of course, you guys sound like Minnesota fans, so, as the annual off-season Paper Champions, of course you dumbfukks take this sh1t all seriously. Yay! Go Brett!
    The Devil went down to Georgia–he was lookin’ four a sole two steel.

  6. ParkerFly says: Aug 17, 2009 4:21 PM

    Hard to believe Brohm would have probably been a top 5 pick if he came out after his jr. year.

  7. MaineMan says: Aug 17, 2009 4:59 PM

    Not at all surprised about Sutton. Waiting to see if and when the Packers figure out that he can catch, too. And block. Measurables be damned; the guy’s a player.
    If they do end up cutting him, I hope the Pats are paying enough attention to at least snag him for the practice squad.

  8. Philtration says: Aug 17, 2009 5:25 PM

    It is the pre-season people.
    Get a grip.
    Mulligan has a shitty radio show here and his gig at the Sun-Times is just a way for him to generate attention to his show.
    He was the idiot that was clamoring for the Bears to sign Vick a couple of weeks ago and he believes that saying something stupid makes him controversial.
    His comments on the Bulls, Blackhawks, White Sox and Cubs are just as dumb.
    That is how the turd that he replaced (Mike North) lost his job and this is just another Marriotti wannabe running his mouth.
    Sports radio is full of guys just like this across the country.
    Some of us know the difference between a knowledgeable writer and just another whiner while some of you… do not.
    By the way… it is Lovie Smith’s stupid commitment to the out dated “Can’t” Cover-2 that gives up the easy passes.

  9. Dewey Axewound says: Aug 17, 2009 5:33 PM

    J.Cannon says:
    August 17, 2009 2:34 PM
    Damn Mulligan (or something like that) of the Chicago Sun-Times tore Da Bears a new one. Cutler really is pussy Brian Urlacher was right. LMAO. Brett Favre needs to stay retired. I now understand why fans of other teams hate him so much.
    _______________________________
    LMAO?
    Only fagg0ts and 12 year old girls use text-speech on themselves like that…
    So which is it?
    Otherwise, I don’t think a clear thought was even formed–let alone decipherable–amidst that putrid cloud of convoluted illiteracy.
    OMG!! Like, totally LOL to my BFF!!
    URANFNDMBASSDCHBAGLSR!!
    Totally!
    TTYL!!

  10. ZN0rseman says: Aug 17, 2009 7:30 PM

    I’m a pretty big Hawkeye fan, but I thought the undrafted free agent from Bosie State, RB Ian Johnson, looked a lot better than Albert Young in the last preseason game, and during OTA’s and training camp. The stats reflect that too.
    [u]Stats Against Colts[/u]
    Albert Young – 14 carries for 58 yards / 3 receptions for 13 yards.
    Ian Johnson – 9 carries for 50 yards / 1 reception for 9 yards.
    That’s a close battle, and an interesting one too. But clearly Ian Johnson has the edge. I just wish the media guys would talk more about the players on the cusp, instead of always talking about marquee players and 1st round picks.
    Another interesting training camp development is the WR Jaymar Johnson, who has looked like starting material in camp and in the preseason.
    $0.02,
    –Z

  11. MaineMan says: Aug 17, 2009 7:54 PM

    Apparently, Dewey Axewound gets a lot of text messages from precisely the two sources he names, since he seems to be so conversant in the lingo.
    Homophobia and frequent texting with 12-year-old girls should be considered confirmation of his junior high status. At least, mentally.

  12. Beer Cheese Soup says: Aug 17, 2009 8:15 PM

    Thank you again for your always insightful perspective (and trademark homophobia) there Dewey. Keep up the good work.
    Maine-You’re right about Sutton, the dude’s a gamer. Too bad he’ll likely spend this year, and maybe next, on the practice squad. I hope I’m wrong here, but I don’t think I am.

  13. whosthisguy says: Aug 18, 2009 8:21 PM

    Guys give Dewey a break. You guys jump all over him.
    You didn’t even give him a chance to explain why Cutler didn’t play well in their opening preseason game. Or why the Bears secondary cant stop the pass. I blame the Bills for not playing their best WR. Threw off the whole game plan.

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