BEARS MVP ON SUNDAY?
The Bears MVP on Sunday? Robbie Gould? Perplexy Rexy? Rashied Davis? All good choices. But it’s Ron Turner, Bears Offensive Coordinator. The Bears came out on the first drive and ran the football and then they ran it some more. They ran it 10 of the 1st 14 plays and on the opening TD drive the last 3 plays were Thomas Jones runs.
It gave the Bears the lead and Rex got some confidence on that drive. Without that lead I believe the Bears lose yesterday. Grossman hasn’t yet proved he can bring back a team and his 4th quarter passer rating is brutal. So major props to Ron Turner for calling a great game.
As for Ron Rivera and the D, not so much. I had hoped they would adjust their scheme to somehow clog the middle and stop the run. Instead Alexander was barreling through the line.
I was actually disappointed in the O-Line and the D-Line. I thought the Seahawks’ D got to Grossman too many times. And while the Bears had some nice drives, I thought the O-Line would be punishing the Seahawks smaller defense and getting some long runs. That didn’t happen.
The other problem–and it is a verified problem now–is Hester’s indecisiveness. He’ll wave off the Bears on a punt and then go and try to grab it. Or he will make a running diving catch to get to the ball. There’s a lot you will put up with when a guy scores 6 TDs on returns. But goodness–it’s a punt—if you can’t field it cleanly just let it go. Please. First things first. Just catch it.
As for next week, I had hoped to find that Brees had played better inside the dome than outdoors. Not the case. Same with grass and turf. He’s better on grass. He’s amazing on 3rd & longs. He’s deadly on 1st down. I can only imagine what Bush and McAllister will do next week. Simply put, if the Bears play another game of run defense like yesterday’s they will not be going to Miami. They need to chew clock and keep Brees and Co. off the field.