BEARS WEEK 4 REVIEW
Chargers? Fine. Cowboys? Ok. Lions? Shoot me now.
I could list the many excuses available to defend the Bears losing in Detroit on Sunday. But does it really matter? In the end they got smoked by the Lions, giving up an NFL record 34 points in the 4th quarter.
And while that was alarming to say the least, the main problem is still the running game. You can say that the line play is horrible and you’d be right. But even when there are big holes or small holes or any holes Cedric Benson doesn’t look like anything resembling a player who was picked 4th overall. He looks like an undrafted free agent.
The idea in having a back like Benson was that he would thwart first contact, punish defenses and wear them down, and help the Bears control the clock. The defense and special teams, if not the occasional long bomb from Grossman to Berrian, would take care of the rest. So how are we doing with that?
Benson isn’t punishing anyone but Bears fans. He has no swagger, looks as if he is suffering from mono or anemia and the cherry on top is his inability to hold on to the ball. Are you serious? This is what we get from him?
He caught five passes yesterday and I didn’t see him make any one defender miss.
There’s waaaaaay too much to sort through here. Pick on Griese if you wish but at least he moved the chains and kept the offense on the field. Yes the picks were disturbing, but I doubt he will repeat that next week.
The 14 penalties were disgusting. Berrian’s drops keep increasing. The pieces are in pieces. You might say the season is already over. I won’t go that far. But if they don’t win next week, I might have to agree.