Bears beat Vikings 31-30: Post Game Analysis

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  1. billatter

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    Except of course, if it had worked.

    Didn't see the game as the Canadian cable channels were carrying the Bills (no accounting for taste), so I don't know what killed the play. Perhaps someone can fill me in on the details.

    Trestman had a goal line pass package in Montreal that works fine if the run is sold. Overload the box, sell the run, roll the QB outside and isolate a single defender. If he chases the QB, a short pitch and catch to the receiver nets an easy TD. If he covers the receiver, the QB walks in.

    But of course like any play, it must be executed properly for it to work.
     
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    Packers pass defense is pretty weak, so it will be a high-scoring game. Rodgers has about 1,000 passing yards in two games. That's why I said "unlikely" we are going to outgun him in Green Bay.
     
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    It wasn't the fact that it was a pass out of a formation heavily stacked for run. It was the execution. The receiver wasn't very open and a defensive player tipped the ball. To my eye (and I am just a fan), the play looked like it wa going bad from the start.
     
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    Dan Jiggets says any offensive lineman worth a damn should be able to punch it in from the 1 yd. line. Pound it with Bush a couple times. Make them prove they can stop us before risking a pass. The new Bears OL with Long & Co. has been very good on that, and Forte had some good runs already on that drive. Tear that page out of the first-and-goal-from-1 yd.line playbook! Second: Don't throw the ball into a crowd of people in the middle of end zone. Throw it away and play second down.
     
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    Exactly ^^^^.

    It was a dumb play call and poor execution on top of it. Throwing the ball over the middle from the 1 (on 1st down no less) was unnecessarily risky. If you really really really want to pass (why I don't know when you have a power goal line back for just these situations), then throw a corner fade or a play action fake into the flat. Those aren't into traffic and are far less likely to be picked. They're also good "throw it safely away if nothing is there" plays. That was a stupid and avoidable play that kept Minnesota in the game going into halftime.
     
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    The best thing about that, is I just realized we'll be coming off our bye week, with an extra week to prepare for them.
     
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    True, and the other good thing about getting a bye in the middle of the season is that players have time to rest and recover from minor injuries. Kudos to the schedule-makers for giving us a bye the week before GB.
     
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    I think the idea is to throw the ball at the goalline to help keep the D honest when you do run it. A lot of teams throw it at the goal line w/great success. I would have preferred them run it too, but at the end of the day throwing isn't a horrible option, hell it worked w/Bennett earlier in the game, I don't hear anyone griping on that. This is just another example of Trestman going to the well 1x to many times(like the Alshon reverse); but on the JC show he said w/the D look they were giving even if it was a run he would have optioned to a pass.
     
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    I thought the same thing. And the Packers ended up with a week-4 bye week (after only 3 games of the season played). They'll have 13 games to play after their bye week.
     
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    IMO the perfect week for the bye week is week nine. Midway through the season. But I would not say no to one a few weeks later to get rested closer to the playoffs
     
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