BEARS 6-0, CARDS GIVE IT AWAY
Sporting events have made me vomit, cry and break things. Tonight I add to the list chest pain. My heart is still racing, audible and palpable. I’ve no idea when I will fall asleep. Probably much like Dennis Green. Hard to concentrate, so here’s some random Bears thoughts…
Like the Bears, I never thought they were out of it. I’ve seen the D come through so many times last year. And when they were finally needed in 2006 to win one, Urlacher proved why he is the best defensive player in the NFL.
Unofficially, Urlacher finishes with 11 tackles, 8 assists and 1 gigantic forced fumble on Edgerrin James. As for James, he’ll have to enjoy his bank statements because he is running behind an offensive line that is simply offensive. He had 36 carries for 55 yards. On his long run of 12 he had to do it all himself.
On offense the Bears were pathetic. In total, 6 turnovers. Rex was horrible, Muhammad and others dropped passes and for a “running” team they sure don’t put a lot of emphasis on it. Sure they were down 2 scores. But it was the 1st quarter. They totally abandoned the run and I wonder why. And Benson got only 1 carry. Which tells me he still isn’t ready to protect on passing downs like Thomas Jones does.
I do wonder why Thomas Jones seems a step slower and doesn’t really seem as if he has any breakaway speed. There were many carries this year I had hoped he would take it outside and turn it on–a few of those were tonight–and he doesn’t seem to be able to do it.
Anquan Boldin is worth any amount of money he wants. He is a man. In 2003 he caught over 100 balls. Blows out his knee in 2004. 2005 catches over 100 balls. You’d never know he blew out a knee. He caught 12 passes for 136 and a TD tonight.
It would have been so interesting to see Grossman take the field for that final drive to try and win it for the Bears if Hester did not score on the punt return. I can only imagine if they lost and he failed to lead a scoring drive on the last series. Chicagoans would be calling for Griese.
I also imagine how many people in Chicago will wake up and spit out their coffee when they see that the Bears won the game. And has there ever been a better time for a bye week?
And my final thought, Madden has his Brett Favre and apparently Tony Kornheiser has his guy–Matt Leinart. I could feel the man crush through the screen. I dig Tirico and I tolerate Theismann, but Kornheiser is brutal. And you can tell Theismann cares nothing for him.