The coaches showed their stuff today.
I watched a Chicago Bears Defense just now that excited me. The game was not a real exciting game, but when the defense was needed, they were there in spades. Urlacher was all over the place as was Tillman, both making key plays. Urlacher goes in for a touchdown, and I felt that was going to happen before the game even started. Two Bears touchdowns in a 57 second period is stellar. Peppers was really on fire too, and he nearly took off a head! I was truly excited to see the Bears Defense all over the field today, and would have to say that Rod Marinelli earned the game ball today.
The Offense looked just okay to me today. I never know who to actually blame for a QB sack, but have to think that if the Offensive Line had protected the QB better there wouldn't have been a sack. I do have to wonder too, why Cutler couldn't just finally decide that if there isn't a pass, and there isn't an escape route, that it is okay to throw the ball down. On the real positive side though, that Cutler to Knox combination is a killer. I love what Knox does when a plan comes together and wish it happened more often. Matt Forte showed today that despite all of the hemming on the contract talks, he is here to play and play hard. Well Done Matt. Altogether, the offense did real well even though it wasn't the huge scorefest it could have been. I saw a lot of positive offense changes that added up to good things. Now we will see if it was a fluke or if it is the real deal next week against New Orleans. I feel good enough about this to say the Bears coaches have done their jobs and made positive changes since last season. I am an excited Bears fan right now. How about it?