Please Register or Log in to Remove this Advertisement! Look, I'm as "knee jerk" as they come, but we got to start looking at "trends" in the offense before saying "it's the old jay" or the o-line sucks. I get it, it's been ingrained in us for so long that Jay is unstable and the o-line sucks, that when a few plays go wrong we instantly panic. Even the greatest franchise QBs get sacked and throw interceptions. The greatest RBs and WRs drop balls. I'm willing to let the offense slide until I see trends that they are at the leagues lowest, until then, they get a pass. I mean it's almost like we are starting over on offense. Now what really bothers me is the Defense. Two weeks in a row and they don't "seem to be themselves". Peppers is all but non-existent. They are giving up TOO many points. Last year they were sometimes the ONLY way we even scored points!!! Now they are just "average" at best. I'm more nervous about the D than anything right now. Everyone is so focused on offense, we kinda are forgetting about the changes on the D: We lost Rod Marinelli. I mean this guy forced the players to do pushups on the field if they missed tackles and take-aways! We all know Lovie was more "defensive minded" (sadly for our offense), but maybe it's starting to show neglect to our D. We lost Urlacher. Ok, the guy was aging. He was slowing. He's now shooting his mouth off, but maybe he was the true on the field leader that put a foot in the asses and gave them the drive to be the best?! For all we know he was the one pushing Peppers, and the other folks. I don't have the answers, but the D doesn't look the same. I think that's where we should be worried about. Our offense can ONLY go UP. But I think the D is starting to show signs of weakness. At least from what we are used to for Chicago. If you put this years offense with last years defense, I think we'd see more formidable wins right now.