BEARS D IS BACK
The Bears defense showed up in a big way Sunday night and in the upset over the Colts.
Charles Tillman can book his flight for Hawaii now. He is the complete corner. He plays the run exceptionally, causes turnovers and popped Reggie Wayne to jar the ball loose on what looked like a sure reception.
Alex Brown did what he seemingly does every game–bat down a pass at the line of scrimmage and get into the backfield. He also recorded a sack. As did rookie Marcus Harrison. Harrison’s sack was huge as it pushed the Colts back near their goal line and on the next play Ogunleye tackled Addai in the end zone for a safety. Ogunleye was great against the run all night.
Maybe it’s the Mike Brown factor. Brown had a few big hits in the game, and it’s just great to see him out there.
Lance Briggs knocked Joseph Addai out of the game, had a touchdown and was all over the ball. Urlacher had 8 tackles.
It was the perfect script for the Bears–run all day, timely play-action passes, cause turnovers and simply control the game.
David Haugh said it best in today’s Trib: Consider the switch flipped.
There is hope for the season. And it’s tremendously exciting.