Huge challenge for our OL Sunday. How will they do?

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How well with this OL perform against a stellar "D" like this?

  1. Cutler will take a brutal physical beating all day. Forte is probably screwed too.

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  2. It will be butt-ugly, but the OL will make enough plays for the Bears to win.

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  3. The OL will make plenty of mistakes, but it won't be a disaster.

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  4. The OL will do just fine. No sacks today. Forte will have an average game.

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  5. The OL will dominate. Cutler rips and guts the Bengals all day, and Forte has a career game.

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    In my mind this is a 4 sack day for Jay. I think he will be able to be effective and move the ball but these sacks will come. Even Peyton was sacked 3 times last night.
     
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    Our rookies, which make 2/5ths of the offensive line haven't even played GOOD talent in VANILLA games. What makes me optimistic, is that Long will likely be up against Geno Smith, and preseason or not, he's shown he's NOT going to get thrown around like a rag doll.
     
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    And on a positive note, the rookies will learn a TON from a game like this.

    Jay can help the OL out buy being smart with the ball. I'm hoping he respects Trestman and gets that ball out of his hands quickly. If Jay is hard-headed, and just does the same crap he did with Lovie/Tice, and hangs onto the ball too long - then bad things will happen. We've seen this one before. Jay gets physically beaten, or worse, injured - and turns the ball over - if he doesn't wise up and get that ball out of his hands FAST on Sunday. You can bet Marc Trestman has preached this all pre-season to Jay. Let's see if Jay listens.
     
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    I agree that Long could handle the bull rush from Geno Smith however Geno Atkins is a whole different animal. haha j/k
    I agree with you though I dont expect to see Long over powered by a bull rush but I do expect Geno Atkins to get by him at times with a rip.
     
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    The Bengals Dline is for real. Their secondary on the other hand can be had. I can't wait to see Long vs Atkins. Huge test early for everyone. IF we stay committed to the run early and throw short passes that should slow their rush down and give Cutler time to take advantage of that secondary later in the game.

    On offense the Bengals boast a top flight WR and their TEs are big and fast. That is my main concern. I wanna see how Bostic handles a pass catching TE in coverage. Should be a great/close game
     
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    Agreed.........I think the Bengals defense is being a little overhyped right now, don't get me wrong not saying they're gonna suck but our O-line isn't gonna be as bad as many people are making it out to be.

    I'm confident trestman will adjust the play calling to slow the bengals pass rush down and work the run game to open the pass game.
     
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    No, Geno Smith demanded to be traded to the Bengals so he could play D-line, lol.

    But seriously, a bull rush isn't going to work on Long the way it did on Chris Williams, but confusing fronts and stunts might just do the trick.
     
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    That's a great point. Long has a VERY limited football background at any level. He has FANTASTIC raw talent. But this isn't a baseball game in college. This is the NFL. And he will have a lot of new stuff thrown at him Sunday that he has never seen before - ever.

    I think some fans think the new OL will be great right away, and may be overly optimistic. This is the NFL, and you don't necessarily throw a college baseball player, another rookie, two new players to the team - with the mighty Roberto Garza - into the mix, and get a great offensive line, game-1 against a great defense.

    I wish it was that easy. But it isn't. We should be a bit realistic here. I'd happily take an "average" game from the OL Sunday, and if Cutler cooperates, that may be possible. Expectations beyond that, for this 1st game, are probably overly optimistic IMHO.
     
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    I agree mistakes will be made by the rooks. BUT these mistakes can be minimized by good play calling which I believe will keep the pussy cats at bay. I feel very very confident we will have best play calling from Bears we have ever seen. I never had that confidence in all my years of watching Bear football knowing they would be the most creative on the play calling O side of the ball. Good play calling can hide flaws ask Peyton Manning.
     
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    I hope you are right.

    I would like to see a game plan that assumes the Bengals will try to overload, stunt/game and confuse the two rooks ... with a play selection that allows us to take advantage of it. That assumes that Cutler will progress through his options efficiently and get the ball off quickly.

    But there is a lot of truth in what JABF99 says and I really worried that Long and/or Mills will get really schooled on Sunday.
     

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