What we learned London edition
Get forte the ball, get turn overs, and bobs your uncle. Chicago will win.
TB, okay that team was beat up before the game started, and it didn't get better as the game went on. W/no running game at all, their O still had them in this game. TB O. I'd like some of those WR's on our team; big tall go up and get it guys, and they have some moves too. Notice that Big WR when they got close to the endzone; it's called a TE and man it makes those goal line passes a lot easier. W/their 3rd string rb, they could still get a few runs off but they were definatly limited. TB D, they finally showed up in the 2nd half, and we struggled b/c of it; I cannot remember ever seeing a DB sack a qb before the qb got a step back from the Center, how he timed it that well is unbelieavable. They shut the Bears down on 7 plays in the RZ...amazing.
Chicago O, the run sets up the pass, Forte is the key to this O. Said it before the season, it's true today and was proven last year; why Martz thought different is not worth debating, but again it appears that the rest of the staff sat his backside down and got it through his head. The WR's really stepped up today, a few bad drops, but blocking down field, and catching the ball they all showed up. RWill; this might have been the best game I've seen you play in; good for you, now do it a few more times to show you were worth that money we gave you. Knox/Hester/Sanz all looked good. Yet suprisingly our QB looked like a good rex/bad rex performance. Our OL sucks; if you dont max protect, Cutler gets killed. TE's need to help block, RB's need to chip or stay back to defend for Cutler to have a chance most of the time. Forte keeps getting more and more expensive, nothing else to say about it. JA, you are no Theo E.
Chicago D, played really solid to great for 3 qtrs; way to stop playing for most of the 4th to make the game interesting. But 4 turn overs, and plenty of hits/hurries/sacks means they did what they were supposed to do. I think this is 2 games now w/no big plays(40+) hurray for you; your getting closer. But this game shouldn't have been this close, they were missing their first rb, and for most of the game their 2nd rb. that made them completely 1 sided, and they still moved the ball through the air all over you. Thank god Freeman had a worse day then Cutler.
Coaches, Lovie actually made a correct challenge wtg Lovie. OC actually called an okay game; went a little to pass happy, but still ran the ball most of the times we needed him to. Tice, seriously lack of talent or otherwise, your group sucks balls. You need to buy the TE's and RB's coaches the best dinner in town. Rod, again a beat up OL, and you abused it, way to go.
Hey it's the first win against a team w/a winning record, and they just came off a win vs New Orleans, who spanked up. So this team is not horrible, and we had this game in hand fairly quickly. Any win is a good win, congrats boys, go have a pint o' ale and some fish and chips or bangers and mash me laddy's. And enjoy the long ride home and the bye week.