4 Things We Learned Today

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  1. BradMustersGhost

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    1-Our offense is nowhere near as prolific/dangerous as we would like to believe it is. Did you actually witness that horrific/pathetic performance in the first half? With 10 days to game plan for one of the worst defenses (through the first 6 weeks) in NFL history, and THAT is the dreck which our offense produces?? Someone remind me again, where does this Redskins defense rank? We made them look like the 1985 Bears in the first half. Jim Haslett is an idiot whose defense had been chewed up and spit out by just about every offense it had faced.....UNTIL we came to town.

    2-Cutler is never going to be Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, et. al. My days of hoping/wishing/praying that Cutler would "finally realize his full potential" and become an elite QB are over. Guy is who he is, and that is not going to change. At this point in his career, I also feel that he is starting to become brittle. Dude suffers some pretty frustrating, "freakish" football injuries. First the bizzarro broken thumb against San Diego a few years ago, then the infamous Packers lower body injury, and now a catastrophic groin injury on a hit that looked pretty vanilla to my eyes. It's just a matter of time until he suffers another mondo bizarro injury on a seemingly innocuous hit.

    3-We can all take solace in the fact that we all knew that this was NOT a Super Bowl team. Even if Cutler had not been injured today, we had ZERO shot at doing anything worthwhile this year. There are any number of teams in this league (Patriots, Saints, Broncos, Packers, Colts, Seahawks, etc. etc.) who would annihilate us time and time again, so any thoughts of "making noise" in the playoffs were/are patently absurd. This makes today's loss to the sorry ass Redskins infinitely easier to take. The last two games (a lucky "escape" against a winless Giants team, followed by defeat to a pathetic Redskins team) reveal that we are who we feared we were.

    4-This defense is an absolute disgrace. NO MORE EXCUSES FROM ANYONE (the coaches, the talking heads in the media, the players themselves, meatball fans, etc.). I don't want to hear about "schemes holding our players back", or about how the "poor field conditions" made it really difficult to mount a pass rush, or about how many times we "almost" reached the QB, etc. It is all BALDERDASH, I say! The defense is just baaaaaaaaaad. Really, really, really, really bad. An above average pee-wee football team would prove capable of routinely mounting 90+ yard TD-scoring drives against this defense. Did anyone here REALLY believe there was a chance in hell that our defense was going to "hang on" against the Redskins in the final minutes?! The ENTIRE DL needs to be cut, pronto. Put HenryBurris and some of his friends on the roster; I don't care anymore. Emery is going to have to work a miracle this off-season. You thought rebuilding our sorry OL was a challenge?! lol, you wan't seen nothing yet. I would give my left nut and Henry's right nut to have Chandler Jones, instead of Shea McClellin, on this team. Emery really screwed the pooch on that one. I think Jones had another 4-5 sacks or something today, against the Jets. Hell, speaking of Henry, I would give anything to have the Jets DL. Whoever thought we'd be at a point where we would ENVY ANYTHING about the NY Jets?! It has turned into a sad season, bros. Sad season.
     
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  2. Henry Burris

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    If it's any solace, I'm good for like 9 sacks on madden. If my game can translate to the pros, I could help this team out immensely
     
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    1) agreed. This O has yet to play a complete game, same w/the D don't get me wrong, but the O has been really bad at time.

    2) To think he was ever going to be elite was to be sold a bill of goods by JA. He traded 2 firsts and a 3rd and a player for a boarder line franchise guy and a 4th. He's not that guy. He's good, he can be really good, but he'll never be elite, and that was the problem in giving up so much for him.

    3) Yep, 8-10 wins was the most this team could hope for this year.

    4)Still think it's hard to put this on Tucker, he doesn't have the players to run a cover 2 D, which the players still wanted to pay. IF you do not have a front 4 that can pressure on it's own, then you cannot run a cover 2. Maybe it is on Tucker for not spotting it and telling the players to F off, we're doing it my way. the LB's and DB's are the only ones good and getting to the QB, but the rest of the DB's and LB's aren't good at covering the WR's/TE's.
     
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    Great thread and points. I understand Tucker wanting to appese the Players but it is obvious that it isn't working. He needs to say we're doing it this way and we're doing it now. We CAN'T PLAY THE COVER TWO ANYMORE!!!!

    We need to draft a QB BAD next year! Also McCown didn't look horrible today.
     
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    At least we KNOW Trestman can coach an offense. Does anyone think McCown would've done this under Martz? No, and the fact that Trestman said he wouldn't change his game plan, even though we had our backup QB in tells you, we finally HAVE a good offensive coach.
     
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    Sure would like to know why the Defense is so injured.
     
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    I think it's a snowball effect. One guy gets hurt, somebody else steps in who isn't as prepared. That makes injuries more likely. When another guy goes down, then the likelihood increases further. Pretty soon you're moving guys around into positions they've never played before, and it just starts snowballing. I think maybe there's a mental aspect as well - once a few injuries hit, other guys start easing up to avoid injury, and that becomes more dangerous. Purely conjecture on my part.

    I'd like to see a medical professional's opinion on the strength training these guys are doing. It seems like most of the injuries are tendons and ligaments. Are the players' muscles getting too strong and massive for the tendons to handle?
     
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    When tendons and bones get old they break. D=old and broke.
     
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  9. JustAnotherBearsFan99

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    We are at least a season away from being a solid team that can make a serious post season run. The team was gutted. New players, coaching staff, schemes, playbooks etc. Throw in an especially devastating wave of injuries this season, and of course we're going to have games like today.

    Does this really surprise anyone?
     
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    I don't think anyone was surprised that the Bears would struggle this season, but it doesn't make games like this any less frustrating, if you ask me.
     
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