BEARS WEEK 2 THOUGHTS
Random thoughts and questions on the Bears after week 2…
I think I liked it better when they were taking a bunch of shots downfield and Rex was making mistakes. Now Rex still makes mistakes and their offense is really boring. It’s totally scaled back and I have to wonder if Ron Turner pulled out the playbook he installed for Kyle Orton 2 years ago. Could the offense be any more boring? Where’s the excitement? I’m pretty sure you should work to your QB’s strength. And that is getting the ball downfield.
I said Benson needed to get 100 against the Chiefs and get in the end zone. He got the 100. And while that is definitely an improvement, he looks slow to me. He runs more like a fullback. He has 43 carries and his longest run is just 13 yards. He’s approaching 300 carries for his career and his longest run ever is for 36 yards. I need to see this guy break one off and I want to see him in open space.
So let me make sure I have this straight–our running back will run mostly up the middle and we are going to throw mostly short passes? Get ready for some low scores!
On some passing downs, how about Wolfe and Hester in the backfield with 3 receivers or even 2 receivers and a TE?
How about moving some of the chains by throwing to Muhammad? And how about that block he threw on Surtain on the play to Berrian. Insane.
I read where Corey Dillon said he would like to come play for the Bears. I’d be all for that, if only to see if there is any difference between him and Benson. Because that is who Benson should really be–Corey Dillon. The young one.
So if it’s Dallas 17, Bears 3 at half and Grossman has 2 picks and a fumble, does Griese start the second half? Should he? I say definitely. It makes no sense to play Rex if you want to run a ball control offense. Griese is absolutely the man for that.