Week 5: Bears Lose to Saints. Who gets the deflated football

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Who gets the deflated football?

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  1. The Benjamin

    The Benjamin George Halas Staff Member

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    Or maybe it is a vote of no confidence in the running backs.... Forte isn't exactly good in short yardage attempts
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    I'm getting worried about the bears now, i know this is a new offensive this year but they've been out sync big time and haven't been the same since last weeks loss to the lions.......i'm really hoping they turn it around this Thursday when we play the Giants.

    Still keeping the faith, but i'm not gonna lie the losses aren't making it any easier to hold on let alone the sloppy play on the field.
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    Then what do we have BUSH and FORD on the team for if we arent going to use them ?
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  4. The Benjamin

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    Perhaps all our RBs suck on short yardage. Or, as stated, he did not have faith in the OL to open a hole big enough to let the RB through. God knows they have struggled to do so all year
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    Forte was gaining yards on the outside in that drive, or just pound Bush a couple times behind Long/Mills.
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    cuz we really like guys with short, four letter catchy names. Get with it JJ
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    That is why we had the useless Wolf all those years
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    Benji,

    Someone else stated it best : BUSH, two runs in 8 quarters ?

    BTW ... we should be looking at FIELD POSITION on punt returns.

    And yea we all love Hester but there comes a time ...
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    Which shows that Trestman does not trust Bush.... makes you wonder.....

    And yea, Hester has had his moments of shining this season, and others looking like duds. I would put that on lack of protection IMHO
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    Lot of drops from receivers today, but I'm going with Trestman.
    Why abandon the running game when it was working? Anyone running behind the right side was making good ground, keep doing it till they stop it!
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    What shining moments ? Since when did Hester need anything other then himself ?
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    He had two returns that barely missed a TD.

    And he always needed help. All returners do. They all need the ST unit to deliver the key blocks and open holes for him
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    Definitely Trestman in this one-especially when you look at Cutler and Jeffrey's stats...Briggs and Bennett messed up but realistically the game was almost over, the bears down by 2 td's late in the fourth quarter when both plays happened. The calls to run the ball more are off base imho. The bears predictably ran the ball on first down almost the whole first and second quarter and what was happening? nothing...granted a lot of these were crappy halfback pitches but it left them consistently with 2 and 10 which lead to blitz opportunities for the Saints. Then it was 3rd and long and they ran screen passes I think three times in a row. We didn't sign Cutler, Marshall, Jeffrey, and Bennett(our star offensive players)so we could run a Jim Miller offense. Furthermore, Forte is not the type of back that is gonna march you down the field and stuff it in there, never has been, never will be. He will shine when the passing game is shining. The only drive they had a running game today was the Bennett dropped pass drive and by then the saints were happy to let them run the clock down on themselves and were just trying to stop the big play.
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    On the series that had a holding call take us back, Jay choose to throw it out of bounds, rather than a quick pass to the RB, to get back into trying to run it in. He was clearly only looking for a WR that was open in the End Zone. That's a horrible habit of his, and a good part of why our red zone offense sucks.
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    Trestman. Cutler wasn't that bad today believe it or not.
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    I would say entire team. Trestman certainly is partly to blame. He's the Head Coach & it's his responsibility for his team to be ready to play from the opening KO. But Trestman didn't fumble a pitchout on the opening play that kinda set the tone for the offense, he didn't fumble on a sack, he didn't commit offensive holding, he didn't drop passes & he didn't jump off sides on a 4th & short that was totally inexcusable for an 11 year vet. Trestman is learning on the job but players not only have to make plays but they can't make mistake after mistake.

    I thought the key part of the game was after our offense finally got in gear late in the 2nd quarter our defense let them drive 71 yards for a TD to regain momentum. For the second straight week we basically lost the game in the 2nd quarter. Once you get down to a good team like the Saints your margin for errors goes way down & we made too many.

    Lastly, I know we can't count of recovering an onside kick every week to tieup a game but Gould needs to spend a little more time on it as he's terrible at it. Just saying.
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    Id agree with the entire team if Jeffrey didn't have such an amazing game
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    Jeffery was amazing today for sure Benj. With the way teams are covering Marshall we need him to step up every week & I think he can. M. Bennett was good as well. He kept getting hurt but stuck it out & made plays. I think we should go to him a lot more.
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    We are a good team. We played a much better team. As I watched the Saints today, it made me think that we should have a team like that in the near future. But not this first season of the Trestman era. We still need some key player upgrades. We need more than 5 games to hit our stride with the new coaching staff, schemes & players. It's just going to take more time.

    Today we ran into a better team. We didn't do as bad as some would like to think.
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    When was the running game "working"? I must have missed that unless you mean after we were down 2-3 scores deep in the 2nd half and the D was playing soft.

    Illustrating the early problems was Forte fumbling a pitch for a 10 yard loss and totally screwing up the first series. Geezus....really??? Add to that the fact that Trestman was utterly baffled by a very average NO defense for most of the first half and we were behind the eight ball all the way.

    Jay played a very good game and was let down by Trestman and Earl Bennett.
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