Hopefully not an omen The Chiefs 1st drive: 16 plays, 81 yards, 8:45 timer of possession. If the Bears defense wasn’t quite yet in shape, they are now. Worst part of the drive? Chiefs went 5-5 on 3rd down.
HUH? Erik Kramer said ‘everybody is banged up going into training camp’. That’s news to me. But overall I liked Kramer on this telecast. He has an easy going conversational flow. He doesn’t try to fit 1 minute of analysis into a 5-second replay. He’s a bit self-deprecating and had some excellent insights into how and why the Bears were running certain plays. I’m a fan.
Initial nickname idea Matt Forte looked good in the first Bears possession. How about “Glide”? Original, right?
Nope-not an omen The Bears D’ proceeded to deliver 3 straight 3 and outs after that long opening drive.
Just Like NIU Garrett Wolfe had 2 big plays and some long, shifty runs. You’re lying if when you were watching you didn’t have visions of Warrick Dunn. My idea: Wolfe and Forte in the backfield on short to mid 3rd downs.
Made me no difference Kyle Orton looked like Kyle Orton to me. Rex Grossman looked like Rex Grossman to me. 2 very blah performances.
Mr. Hanie You can remind me that it’s just a preseason game. Fine. But no undrafted free agent QB should play as well as Caleb Hanie did in his first NFL game. The guy looked as cool and confident as a 10-year vet. He then led the Bears on a 12-play, 80 yard drive ending with a TD pass to Rideau. On his next drive he faced a 3rd & 9. The pressure was on and he made a great scramble for a first down. You could tell he has great instincts just by how he felt the rush behind him and took off at the perfect time. That drive also went 12 plays and the Bears got 3 points out of it. I was so impressed with this kid. If he doesn’t make the team after that…
Some rookies are rookies Not a good night for the Bears’ rookie receivers. Marcus Monk and Earl Bennett dropped very catchable balls during the Bears last drive of the game. Bennett looked a bit sore-thumby as a returner.
A Beast Kellen Davis looks like a beast. He played well. Could be a huge steal for the Bears but there might not be enough PT for him. When have the Bears had 3 quality tight ends like they do now? Likely never.