Two other guys who had good night defensively were DE's Mario Addison and Nick Reed. Undersized pass rushers but both were getting off well at the snap and bringing some heat. Addison got a sack but it was more a gift than a strong effort.
I'm getting to that age where a lifetime warranty just doesn't mean as much to me anymore as an afternoon nap. Honey Badger Don't Care. Honey Badger Don't Give a Shit.
Does Addison and Reed warrant as much merit as Gholston at this point?
Arguing on the internet is like winning the special olympics, even if you win your still messed up.
Restore the roar!
didn't get to watch the game down here, this is the ESPN recap:
Jay Cutler on the run as Bears beat Bills in opener
CHICAGO -- Jay Cutler was on the run again and out of the game in a hurry.
Cutler played just one series and watched as the Chicago Bears beat the Buffalo Bills 10-3 on Saturday night even though the offensive line did little to ease any lingering concerns.
The Bills got two sacks from Shawne Merriman and nine in all, but the Bears prevailed on a soggy night in which both teams pulled their starters early.
Cutler and Chicago's skill position starters played one series, with the linemen staying in for the first half. On defense, the first stringers lasted two series, while the Bills lifted their starters on both sides after two.
Cutler could be excused if he experienced flashbacks to last season, when he was sacked an NFL-leading 52 times. He again had little time with the defense bearing down on him and couldn't do much in his first appearance at Soldier Field since an NFC championship loss to Green Bay.
He missed most of that game because of a sprained ligament in his left knee and had his toughness questioned by current and former players.
This time, he stayed healthy. He just couldn't do much.
All Cutler managed behind a revamped line that no longer includes the departed Olin Kreutz was this -- a shovel pass to Matt Forte on the Bears' second play from scrimmage and then a 10-yard scramble. He got sacked by rookie Marcell Dareus on a third down at the 35 before Chicago punted.
Newcomer Roy Williams didn't have a ball thrown his way.
Forte stayed on for one more play after that shovel pass and didn't attempt a run but was at least in uniform. He had considered holding out at the start of training camp because he wants a new contract, and considered sitting out this one, too.
Newcomer Marion Barber made a good impression, running for 45 yards and leading the Bears to a second-quarter touchdown. He carried six times for 37 yards on that drive, setting up a 4-yard run by backup quarterback Caleb Hanie that put Chicago ahead 7-3.
Hanie got a rude welcome on the previous possession when he was sacked on consecutive plays by Merriman. That forced Chicago to punt after Johnny Knox returned the kickoff 70 yards following a 44-yard field goal by Rian Lindell late in the first quarter.
For the line, it was simply a rough night.
Kreutz, the six-time Pro Bowl center, is gone after contract negotiations collapsed, and the Bears are going with veteran Roberto Garza rather than newcomer Chris Spencer for now.
Garza got beat on Merriman's second sack, and it wasn't a good night for the rest of the blockers, either.
The Bills had to like what they saw from Merriman and Dareus, the third pick in the draft.
Buffalo is counting on both players to help a defense that ranked last against the run a year ago and got hit hard by injuries while trying to adapt to the 3-4. That's one reason Buffalo went 4-12 last season.
They never got the spark they were seeking from Merriman because the three-time Pro Bowler injured his Achilles' tendon about 15 minutes into his first practice with Buffalo last November after being waived by San Diego. He missed the rest of the season.
It wasn't a bad night for Ryan Fitzpatrick, either. He completed 7 of 9 passes for 44 yards for the Bills.
Stevie Johnson, the man the Bills are counting on to take over the No. 1 spot with Lee Evans gone, caught three passes for 15 yards. Fred Jackson ran for 18 yards on three carries.
The Bears got a 45-yard field goal from Robbie Gould with just under six minutes left in the game to make it 10-3.
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Well obviously the line is better then las......crap nope.
Barber looked great, along with Bell. I would assume Taylor will be cut. Nice depth at RB.
Knox looked good, didn't see anything from Williams. O-line looked bad, Garza got beat on a stunt by Merriman which resulted in Hanie getting pummeled.
Corners looked ok, Tilman got beat on a slant and one other play. D line looked great, Melton had some good run stops. Also, Omobye (?) had some good bursts.
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Originally Posted by short faced bear
What should you call any : Fumble , Hold , Interception , Three and out , or Sack ?
A " F.H.I.T.S " ? or a J'Marcus ?
I'm honestly getting the feeling that Bell is our offensive equivalent of Toenia (showed really good play in limited time, but forced to sit for a long time because the guy ahead of him was getting paid more)
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Last night didn't bode well for Taylor... some hard running from each of Barber, Bell and Unga.
Apart from the continued shambles on the OL, the most worrying preseason news is always injuries...
don't know how long Wootton and Bowman will be out. But does it really matter how long Harrison is out?
of donuts, i'd say 20 minutes. Of playing time, i'd say, permenantly.
Originally Posted by Cornish
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