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Discussion in 'Chicago Bears' started by riczaj01, Sep 22, 2013.
I can't wait to see how Long does against Suh next week.
I think you're referring to Chandler Jones, and yes, he is easily the best but he is also playing 3-4 rush LB.
thanks Sox, ya it was Chandler Jones, but he plays both DE in a 4-3 and 3-4 OLB, NE does the hybrid thing....at least last year they were.
take away the 55 yard run & besides that, Forte & Bush had 23 carries for 41 yards.
I learned that there is nothing wrong with the Steelers run defense.
Is every good receiver going to go for 160+ & 2tds against the Bears this year?
outgained by 200 yards, yet never trailed in the game.
this was a Lovie-era type win. minus the false starts & holding penalties.
Stafford will throw for 400 next week.
Can the Bears get the 2 defensive tds & 5 takeaways to compensate for it next week too?
3-0 is 3-0.
Ric, this is the salient point for me. I'm glad we won, a win on the road is huge, and Jay was smart enough to throw the ball away instead of getting picked but....
Trestman didn't impress me with his play calling during the middle of the game. LeBeau owned him. Pitt was stacking the box and over and over Tman ran straight into the teeth of the D for no gain. Ever considered a pitch to Forte in space out side the tackles? They were blitzing like crazy up the middle (the OL held up remarkably well) and collapsing the pocket...ever consider rolling Jay out?
The play calling was unimaginative and way too conservative. You can't go to sleep in the 2nd Q cuz your up 17 and think the other team is just going to roll over and quit.
True on Bush, but it looked to me like he was running into a wall. All backs need a push there. I'll look again later but that wasn't concerning me. That 3rd down conversion pass miss did bother me. However, it too might have been farther out of reach then I thought. The end zone cam view showed it a bit to the outside...
And far as Shea and his play style, tonight was just bad. I saw openings that should have had results, exactly like they design and want for rushing OLBs. Just came up short today, on to next week...
Was a good win, and I enjoyed it. Excited.
This ^^^^^. And the front 4 still aren't getting enough pressure on their own. Which requires extra blitzing. Which gets our secondary burned. Rinse & repeat. Frankly Collins got to Ben way better than Melton did.
The 3 sacks on BigBen were by blitzing LB (Williams 2, Briggs 1). The front-4 had zero sacks and only 2 hits. That's one reason why he had about 400 yards passing, The other reason is that we give up long passes down the sidelines, AJ Green did it for 162 yqrds, and Brown did the same for 200 yards. These guys beat Tillman and Jennings, because they try to jump routes on the underneath passing routes. That's great when it works, but when the QB has time to sucker them with pump fakes, the receiver gets past them down the sidelines, and our safeties almost never get over there to break up the pass. In base Cover 2, it is their job to cover over the top, The essence of Bear Defense is to prevent big plays and force the offense to execute long drives (usually stopped by some penalty, sack, turnover, etc)-- bend but don't break. The Bears need to get back to playing that way, but that requires better pressure from front-4 and MUCH better deep cover from safeties. I want to see them try Cornelius Washington at DE. It wouldn't take much from him to give us more production than Wootton/McCllelin so far IMO.
I thought that our offense would be much more creative with Trestman. It seems, though, that Tman is playing not to lose rather than playing to win. Once we got comfortably in front, the play calling got wayyy too conservative. Reminded me of Shoop and Lovie. Maybe Trestman (I am a fan, by the way) is just too afraid of losing at this point in his early NFL career, so his calls are conservative. I'm getting tired of seeing Forte and Bush running into the line with no gain.
I think the Oline is playing much better than last year, but that's partially because Cutty is getting rid of the ball so damn quickly. And when Cutty gets rid of the ball so quickly, the receivers don't have much time to get any yardage. Too many ultra-short passes. But then again, if Jay holds on to the ball longer, that increases the likelihood of a sack.
Our pass defense leaves a lot to be desired.
All in all, yes, I'm very happy with the win. But too much of the offensive playcalling reminded me of Shoop or Turner. I hope Tman will use this as a great learning experience.
And I hope we only get better as the season progresses. If we start really clicking at the right time, watch out!
Oh yeah... and after that 4th quarter run for a first down, there should be no doubt. Cutler is a STUD.