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?

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    And I'm not saying we'll lose this game, or that the OL will wreak. Just that they may not look as great as pre-season. And they will learn from any mistakes they make. I'm "sold" on the rookies being solid acquisitions. I'm not dissing them here. Just saying there may be a learning curve, and Sunday could be one of the steepest climbs in that learning curve.
     
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    Like many of the folks here, I was concerned about Long as a 1st round pick. After watching his PS play, I believe he will become a blue chip player. But like you say, there will be a learning curve.

    I don't think it will be a train wreck. But I have never been more apprehensive about a Bears opener. I just hope they can run effectively enough and can keep Cutler clean for most of the pass plays. If they do that, the Bears should win.
     
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    I too, think come November we will all think that Long was worth the 1st round pick and a lot of us including this author will be eating crow.

    With that being said I do think their will be some teething issues but I don't think it won't be a disaster.
     
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    I agree 100%. This will be as much a test for Cutler as the OL. Run the ball, short, quick passes, move the chains, score 20 points. That's what I hope to see. Defense and turnovers will determine the winner.
     
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    What a classy guy. What good does it do belittling your opponent?

    I agree there is plenty for the rookies to learn in this opener. I would be shocked if there wasn't a couple of sacks on Sundy, but it won't be a train wreck.
     
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    I think this game is gonna be ugly for the offense (O-Line doing pass protection in particular). However, I think the coaching will shift toward a bit more runs up the right, allowing the rookie O-Linemen to better attack the opposing D-line, possibly with increasing doses of Bush as the game progresses, with either Fiametta as additional power on the run, or maybe Forte + Bush backfield so that the D has more to worry about. I think the Bears get an ugly win that the rest of the NFL writes off as "lucky".
     
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    Conservative gameplan. Whoever thinks its a good idea to run at Geno Atkins is nuts. That's like someone in Cinncinnati saying the Bengals need to challenge Peppers and Melton. We need to stay the hell away from the guy. Hold him if necessary. Give the right side Bennett as much as possible. Let our defense give us good field position, and kick field goals. They don't have their LT, so let our D carry us Sunday.

    For Jay's sake, quick passes and plenty of runs with a lead FB blocking. Tight end sets in the middle of the field. We don't need to set scoring records. Just get through the game without Cutler being hurt.
     
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    Hopefully it will be better than last year.
     
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    The is an interesting comment. We have not seen an agressive gameplan during the PS. I expect more short passes, and it will be interesting to see how Trestman handles a regular season game.

    Jay needs to help himself here and not pull a Cutler. Look at all of the options and get rid of the ball quickly. Not hating on Jay, but he can help himself and the team.
     
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    If the OL can establish a running game, with Forte hurting them early and often, that will help tremendously. This OL has been decent run-blocking. Hope they can sustain that against a solid team like the Bengals. That will help Cutler in the passing game.

    I liked that play formation against Oakland where Forte AND Bush lined up in the backfield and Forte caught the safe/quick pass for a TD. Hope to see stuff like that again Sunday.
     
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