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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  1. riczaj01

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    Hey give Cutler some credit, he finally stopped holding onto the ball until the last second when a WR was finally seen open. Cutler helped this OL out greatly. Dalton did the same thing for his OL, getting rid of the ball quickly basically neutralized any kind of pass rush.
     
  2. JustAnotherBearsFan99

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    Maybe he's respecting Trestman enough to "listen" and get that ball out quicker. Under Lovie's tenure we'd hear that Cutler had to do this - but he continued to just "do his own thing" and it really hurt us (sacks & ints).

    I would be thrilled, if Cutler continues to get rid of the ball faster now. QB's just have to do this now. Even if you have a great offensive line, a QB still can't have forever before getting the ball out.
     
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    Tice's gel would have have worked just fine, but he didn't realise it's really an epoxy, not a gel. He had the resin, but not the hardener. Trestman¦Kromer mixed in the hardener and voila - instant set gel!
     
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    The OL was nothing short of superb given the situation (rookies playing 1st game, great opposing DL). This is a game a year ago we would have given up 6 sacks and scored only 10 points in.
     
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    I'm thrilled that I was wrong to expect 4 sacks tonight. This O line feels like a too good to be true email offer from a Nigerian Prince... But it isn't! My god, 0 sacks, wow!


    Well done boys, well done indeed
     
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    The line did a great job pass blocking all game long. Atkins blew by Long early on and that was it. After that he held him in check. The kid is a beast. I can't wait to see him lined up across from Suh. I want to see him humble that dirty SOB all game long. Same with Mills. They got around him on the outside a couple of times but sweet Jeezus he's already so much better than Webb or Carimi all the way around that I'm left with the feeling that we've finally drafted a good OT.

    The run blocking was there when it needed to be. There wasn't much anyone could do in that first half as far as running goes. The lineman were blocking but Cincy was bringing a Safety up nearly ever play. Forte and Bush both came close to breaking big runs but there was always one more tackler than there was a blocker. Great push by Slauson and Bushrod on the Forte TD. How long as it been since we've seen those guy win on pure power?

    Gotta give the line an A for today's game. They did their jobs well against a very good defensive line.
     
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    Yea, it really is a breath of fresh air to see a real o-line pass protect for Cutler to give him time in the pocket to find wr's down the field (the running game will pick up as the season goes along).

    I think Kromer is a genius when it comes to preparing and getting the o-lineman ready for a game, we definitely would have lost this game if Lovie and Tice was still here because that means Webb would still be here and geno atkins would have used Webb as a turnstyle getting to Cutler constantly pressuring and sacking Cutler and of course people and the media would be saying "I told you so" blah blah.......thank god those days are over and i'm glad Emery/Trestman cleaned house from top to bottom and revamped the entire o-line.
     
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    All little off topic but still relative to the line. I've been saying this ever since he arrived but anyway give Cutler time to throw and let him loose to throw on the run as well and he's gonna be a winner. He's not your typical pocket passer and neither Martz or Tice ever used him at his strengths. Today he got time to throw, Trestman gave him the correct calls, and he, made the throws. Those two TD passes were incredible throws. Right where only the receiver could get the ball.
     
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    Cutler had pinpoint accuracy. He not only got the ball to a "catchable" area, he placed it with precision on most passes - in areas that only the receiver could make the play on the ball, and away from the defender. And he did this, getting the ball out quickly. You could see a significant change in how he was more "aware" with a pocket presence that often was lacking previously with the Bears. I believe Cutler "regressed" during the Lovie Smith years. His mechanics degraded and his pocket awareness became low. You can clearly see a change for the better with Cutler's awareness, timing, pocket presence & even his mechanics, now that Trestman has been working with him. I believe it's a combination of a better offensive line AND a better Jay Cutler. It's a synergy effect.
     
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    Keeping off-topic, I also give credit to the receivers. Those were very difficult catches. Especially Bennett's with the defender's arm between his and falling to the ground and rolling. I have no idea how Marty held onto that TD.

    Back to topic, I was very impressed with the right side. 2 rookies and they handled one of the best DLs in the league. Kudos to them, and Kromer for getting them game-ready so quickly. A shout-out to Cutler too for pulling Mills out before he had any chance to retaliate on that last play. Even Garza surprised me by not being terrible. Maybe his problem last year really was the guys on either side of him.
     

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