That was about the worst the Bears could play. That’s the bad news. The good news is they were on the road and they still won.
- It’s time to be concerned about the running game. Not counting Grossman’s kneel downs, the Bears were 18-54, all by Thomas Jones. The O-line looked brutal all around. Considering Thomas Jones looked like he had cement shoes on, it’s surprising we didn’t see Benson at all.
- Grossman got his first real taste of pass rush. At times he handled it well, but the interception for a TD proved he will still make some very bad mistakes. He has a bad habit of throwing the ball up when he wants to get rid of it–that’s what happened on the pick in week 1–and he has to quit it. Whip it at the receiver’s ankles.
- Maybe he didn’t have enough time, but he seems stuck in the pocket. When the pressure is on if he could at least get out of the pocket he could throw it out of bounds.
- I have no idea why the Bears never try to run outside. The one play they did was the pitch to Jones on 4th down.
- Robbie Gould is amazing. 10-10 on the year now.
- The 10 penalties was ridiculous. Maybe they think they are too good. Don’t believe the hype–ever. Just go to work. That will be the coaching staff’s priority this week preparing for the Seahawks.
So what if they win next week? Tickets to Miami? Not yet. But a division road win after playing poorly was impressive, even if it was a big bullet dodged.