Vikings picking J’Marcus Webb’s “brain” for info on Bears offense



When news broke about the Vikings signing J’Marcus Webb, the general response around Bear Nation was laughter. After years of watching Webb lead the Bears in both sacks allowed and penalties, no tears were shed at his departure and the fact that a division rival might give him a chance to play was great news. If you felt bad for him at all, his final tweet as a Bears reminded you why you didn’t like him in the first place:

Personally, I kept picturing Julius Peppers coming off the edge untouched as so many DEs have done against Webb in the past. I thought the best possible situation would be Webb getting playing time against the Bears and one of our DEs padding their sack total, but it turns out there is even better news.

The Chicago Tribune is reporting that the Vikings are pumping Webb for info on the Bears offense. Please do! If Viking coach Leslie Frazier was looking for info on the best McDonald’s in Chicago, then Webb would be the guy to ask. But intricacies of the Bear offense? Ha. Good luck getting reliable info from a guy that struggled to remember the snap count and seemed to care more about social media, women, drugs, and fast food then learning the Bears offense and improving himself during his time in Chicago.


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  • Stan Beyerman

    That’s one of the funniest headlines I’ve read this year.

    • Mike Flannery

      Thanks Stan!

  • Wisdom Speaks

    Interesting post. Personally, I don’t think Webb getting waived had anything to do with the playbook. What happens if the Vikings come to town and shut down the Bears offense? Who gets the credit then, Webb? The Vikings have an advantage over the Bears, they have someone who knows our playbook and we don’t have anybody that knows theirs, no other team the Bears face this year can say that. It will be interesting to see how the Vikings defense react to every Bears offensive formations and plays called.

    • Mike Flannery

      You really think Webb knows the playbook that well? It’s certainly possible, but I think it more likely he knows his assignments and that’s the extent of it. I think there is probably some advantage that can be gleaned from what the RT does on certain plays but I don’t think it’s enough to make any sort of difference on Sunday. If so a lot more 3rd & 4th string QBs would be picked up by rivals after final cuts. In theory they would know much more of the playbook / strategy than an offensive lineman. You see players picked up by rivals occasionally and I can’t think of one instance that it resulted in a huge upset much less a shutout of a favored team. I was being facetious about Webb not knowing anything, but I really don’t think he knows enough of Trestman’s playbook to help the Vikes at all.