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Monday, December 29, 2014

Podcast: Bears fire Emery/Trestman and we talk successors. Plus Bulls and Blackhawks on a roll


After a disastrous season, Virginia McCaskey is PISSED and cleaned house.  We discuss the firing of Phil Emery, Marc Trestman, and Aaron Kromer.  We also break down the streaking Blackhawks and Bulls.  All of this and more on this episode of Bill Swerski's Sports Talk Chicago.
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Football talk from 0:00-40:20
Bulls Talk from 40:20-52:00
Blackhawks/IceHogs talk from 52:00-end





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Friday, December 26, 2014

Is playing Cutler the last week the right choice?

Prior to the week 16 game versus the Detroit Lions, it was announced Jay Cutler would be benched for the remainder of the season.  After the concussion suffered by backup Jimmy Clausen, the team announced the return of Jay Cutler as the starter.  Was this the right choice?

I guess the answer is...it depends. It depends on what your ultimate goal is.  If you want to put your team in the best possible chance to close out the season with a win, you play Smokin Jay.  He is physically the most talented QB on the roster.  He has also received about 90% of the practice reps for the whole season.  Not to mention, he shredded the Vikings D for 330 yards and 3 TDs in week 11.

But if you want to think more long term, the right answer is starting 6th round pick rookie David Fales as QB.  Let's weigh the pros and cons here.
Pros:
-Talent-wise, he was fairly highly regarded coming out of college.  His height is what dropped him down the boards.
-If you're Phil Emery and you want to save your job, you show you can develop a QB.
-If you're Marc Trestman, if you ever want to work in the NFL again, you show that it was Jay's fault for the offensive implosion.
-If you're ownership and Fales plays well, you have some options with trading Jay in the off season.
-If you win the game, you hurt your draft position.  It sounds like a defeatist attitude to have, but being mathematically eliminated from the playoffs and with a much more shallow draft than last season, position counts this season.

Although it's not often that a 6th rounder steps up and performs well as a starting NFL QB, but it has happened.  More likely, we'll see an over-matched and bewildered youngster.  But this team is about to turn to a new leadership direction.  I think whoever is hired as new management would love to see what they have in David Fales...because everyone, good or bad, knows what they have with Jay.
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Monday, December 22, 2014

Bears losing with Clausen, the season is almost over, thankful for the Blackhawks


In this episode, we talk the Chicago Bears benching Jay Cutler in favor of old crusty Jimmy Clausen, but get similar results in a loss at home to the Lions.  We've also the red-hot Chicago Blackhawks coming off an 8-game winning streak.  All of this and more on this episode of Bill Swerski's Sports Talk Chicago.
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Monday, December 15, 2014

The Bears suck, The Bulls don't and the Cubs/Sox making moves


In this episode, we talk the Chicago Bears ugly loss to the New Orleans Saints (running theme), the Bulls and Derrick Rose hitting their stride, and the Cubs and White Sox making free agent moves to make them post-season competitive next season. All of this and more on this episode of Bill Swerski's Sports Talk Chicago.
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Sunday, December 7, 2014

Bears crushed by Cowboys, Blackhawks rolling, and Derrick Rose can't breathe. New podcast is now live


In this episode, we talk the Chicago Bears ugly loss to the Dallas Cowboys, the Blackhawks rolling hard into first place, the Bulls are finally getting healthy but still struggling against top teams. All of this and more on this episode of Bill Swerskis Sports Talk Chicago.
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