Brad Biggs' Bears Mailbag

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    Not a digital member, so can't read.
     
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    Bearstuff, you can sign up for a free account. You get like 5-10 free articles a month.
     
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    I signed up and still can't access the stories. Can someone post the "Cliff's Notes" version?
     
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    He sure doesn't think much of C. Washington.

     
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    Regarding our "D" woes, he said that we need to remember that the Lions scored a defensive touchdown and had short drives of 2 and 22 yards for touchdowns. So, that is 21 of their 40 points right there that are hard to blame on the defense. Cutler just killed us in that game.

    He wrote quite a bit about the "D" woes too. He was blunt & said there is no way we are getting a quality DL from another team at this point in the season (he also pointed out that the guy the Steelers got from AZ may be a bust.....so no joy there), and solid DL are coveted in the draft too. Someone asked if Shea might be salvaged by using him as an LB, but he said good luck with that one because who do you want to take away from the LB's to put Shea there. Somebody asked if Shea might have value to a 3-4 team in a trade. He said we'd not get our value out of him, and maybe the light will still go on in Shea's head.

    It sounds to me like Shea is a bust. He'll be flipping burgers sooner rather than later.

    Regarding our special teams woes he says that DeCamillis has a rock solid resume and Devin Hester has looked solid this season too so it’s tough to pin some poor punts by Adam Podlesh on DeCamillis in the last game.
     
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    DeCamillis may have a good resume but so far he has stunk up the joint. Just sayin'.
     
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    I agree completely. Losing Marinelli and Toub hurt us. We can say all we want about Lovie's teams, but we did have rock solid defenses & special teams most years.
     
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    Regarding the Defensive woes, it was and is still my hope that the West Coast offense hybrid Trestman is trying to install (I hope I have the concept right) will take pressure off the defense by controlling drives. I was hopeful Jay would by now start using all of his weapons (BMarsh, The Unicorn, Alshon, Bennett, and Forte) in different passing situations. That way if they loosen up opposing Defenses they can run a bit better and control the clock. At least you don't in theory tax the D but there have been more turnovers and 3 & outs than we care to see. The fatigue factor also has to be taken into conisation if the D gets gassed early especially with fewer quality personnel on the field. Not sure if this makes any sense.
     
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    My theory (and this is a complete talking-out-of-my-ass theory) is that Trestman realizes that Cutler has benn shell shocked and is really trying to bring him along to instill his confidence in being behind the line before he throws the whole book at him. I also think that Trestman has the tendency (more so than all QBs do) of going to the guy he trusts (ie Marshall). I think it is a process. How fast Cutler comes along is going to determine his future.
     

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