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Thursday, September 29th, 2016

BEARS ESCAPE WITH WIN

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Here’s my big issue with last night’s Bears game, courtesy of David Haugh:

Blame Orton for throwing a bad pass that New Orleans’ Scott Fujita intercepted with 5:17 left. But what was offensive coordinator Ron Turner thinking calling two straight pass plays with that little time on the clock and the Saints down to one timeout?

“We were trying to get a first down,” Turner said. “If plays don’t work you’re always going to question them.”

Well, we have a lot of questions about the play-calling today. Seeing as it was about 20 degrees, the Saints are bad against the run and the Bears got out to a decent lead–why in the world did they not run the ball more? Kyle Orton threw almost as many passes as Drew Brees. 41 passes against only 20 rushes–and you were up 7-0 after 10 seconds?

Orton is clearly not playing as well since the injury, although he hasn’t had too much help from guys like Rashied Davis. So when you have the lead why not at least try to run the ball down their throats?

  • http://www.tremendousupsidepotential.com Rickhouse

    I really, really hate that the Bears need to make a longterm decision on Orton after this offseason. I wish he had another year left on his contract so they could evaluate him more.

  • http://zonersports.com The Zoner

    True. But remember that Grossman is a goner, so they should draft a QB in the first couple rounds next year. Gotta have a fallback plan.

  • dhaab

    I am constantly amazed at how much folks blame coordinators for their teams woes. The Bears weren’t able to run the ball effectively that entire game. I didn’t have a problem with the play. If the Bears had made a 1st down there, the game is over.

    What you really should be wondering is how a bad defense with 5 starters injured could go into Soldier Field and almost shut down the Bear’s offense.

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