what we learned
wow this game got out of hand quickly, but this is what I expect a playoff team, if not a sb contender to do to bad teams...whatever they want.
Chicago O: again the O proves it really needs the D to keep the pressure off them, if not score early, to allow the O to relax and take the game over. Still was a more smooth O then we've seen in weeks, and that was b/c they tried to feed the ball through Forte early, and the more they fed him it the smoother the O looked. the O has to not be to anxious to drop back and pass to early or the pressure comes and it's a stalled drive. Btw, this team cannot pass or run out of that horrid 1 route max protect, so stop using it. Forte looked great, Marshal/Cutler in the 2nd half took over and that was all she wrote. Allen at the end, made a case for some playing time kid is quick and isn't afraid of contact for a skat back. I'd like to still see EB and Hester both getting 4-8 looks, but forget the TE for now, this OL is so bad they needs the TE's to do more then just chip, this OL is bad too and this O can only do what the OL allows it to. Well if Hester has bad games when dropping 50% of his passes, I guess Earl did too, based on how people have acted w/Hester the last few weeks, I think he did fine. Hester only 2 targets same as Forte, and both also looked fine.
Chicago D: Tillman, DPotY, don't tell me about Watts and his sacks or tackles for loss, tillman scores points and when he doesn't gives the ball back to the O, while shutting down the best WR on the other team. Urlacher looked to be fine, as healthy as he's going to get, and that looks good enough. Best CB tandem in the league, very likely. This D put this game to bed in the first qtr(w/the st's) even after the OL(hands to the face) tried to keep it interesting w/a Safety. Huge game had by all; hope Melton isn't too hurt, in the 3rd it was said he was questionable w/the tight back.
Chicago coaching: Really well called game, no real complaints; Lovie went HC and told the O to start running the ball more b/c the Passing game was a problem in the 1st half; so the OC gave Tenn a heavy dose of Forte, and when the D was worn out Cutler/Marshal took Lovie's words to heart and showed him it wouldn't be a problem again.
Tenn O: you are the weakest link, goodbye....you're FIRED....You've been chopped...Please pack your knives and go, etc etc. WOW they are bad, it wasn't until the game was over they were really able to do anything. CJ2K wasn't the best RB in that game, and I think many wouldn't have thought that. Hasslebeck is a methusala out there, and did all he could, but seriously there wasn't much he could do against this D.
Tenn D: see the first line of the Tenn O, wow you're not much better then the O.
Tenn coaching: pass they could have had the best gameplan ever, a perfect neutralizer to the Bears D and O and it wouldn't have mattered, they don't have the guns to make it work.
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I didn't like the early play-calling, but it did get significantly better as the game went on. The first couple of possessions were abysmal in the play-calling department, too much passing set the players up for failure (since it's their weakness, especially the OL)... once the running game gets going, it should take pressure off of the passing game, which we saw that in the second half.
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What we learned:
- Bears have got the best defense in the league!
- Offense wins games, defense wins championships.
- Charles Tillman is the MOST UNDERRATED Cornerback in the NFL and will be a future HOFer soon.
- Sherrick McManis > Tyler Clutts ^^
- Cutler-Marshall = Bro-Love
- Thank you Phil Emery for acquiring the best WR Chicago has ever had. (9 catches, 122yds, 3TDs!)
- Forte-Bush-Allen are the best RB trio in the league.
- Lance Louis is our best offensive lineman so far.
- Carimi is really disappointing.
- Corey Wootton is finally becoming the player the Bears were looking for.
- Bears rock!
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Melton can be had for cheaper than previously thought. This D will likely keep us in a good ways over the next two games, and if we can get playcalling like we just had, we will win. No more thinking ourselves underdogs, but not time to get arrogant either...
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I learned that Peanut can be pro-bowl, all pro, multiple player of week, month, a shot at breaking Dawkin's records THIS season and can be DPOY.
Stick a super-bowl ring on him and call him a HOF'er.
Arguing on the internet is like winning the special olympics, even if you win your still messed up.
Restore the roar!
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Still would like the offensive line intensity to pick it up //maybe jay should think throwing it away a little more less punishment
What I learned:
1. We played our last bad team of the year, the Titans STINK!
2. Every adjustment Tice has made this year has been totally ineffective, resulting in less and less offensive production.
3. This offensive line keeps hitting new lows each week.
4. The hits keep coming for Cutler, sorry buddy :(
5. We can't block anybody, even in max protect.
6. If this was a 'trap' game, then we dodged it pretty easily.
7. Tillman is unbelievable, no one even close to as good right now.
8. Brian Urlacher critics: "SSSSHHHHHHHHHH.... quiet"
9. Yet another game where garbage time yardage and scores will stop the thicker-skulled fans out there from seeing how truly bad this offense is. Box score is lying to you, agian.
xxMMxx, that might be a bit hard for what happened this week, while the O still struggled early, it's not like it scored all it's points after the D/ST's did like it has some weeks.
But then again this is one of the worst D's in the game they faced and it was hard to watch the O stumble until at times.
The Jags were our trap game, and this one might have been one too, but the close game the Jags gave us prevented this from ever being a trap.
Why on God's green Earth did Tice have an empty backfield on first down at the 12 (when Cutler got sacked and fumbled)? At the VERY least run a play action if you're going to pass. They were running it down their throats that drive. Why let their pass rushers get in their track stances and give them a chance to do EXACTLY what happened?
I'm not sure I'd say "Really well called game, no real complaints" when that was such an inexcusable call that led to a big play. It was pretty Martz-esque.
Last edited by trackguy; 11-04-2012 at 05:16 PM.
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I'm very happy. 51 points. It won't always be like this, but I'm not going to beat up tice after this either.