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Thursday, September 29th, 2016

MADNESS? THIS IS BEARS FOOTBALL!!!

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So how do we look at this, Bears fans? There are a few ways.

First, we can talk about the defense–and oh, we will–but anytime you score 14 points you probably aren’t going to win the game. And the Bears scored 14 points because Rex Grossman didn’t play all too well–nor did it look like he had the entire playbook at his disposal. It looked like the the same recipe for failure that we have seen before–Grossman trying to “manage” a game with short routes. He’s not good at that. Period.

On to the defense. Every team kills the Bears the same way. They find the soft spots in the zone and connect on passes all day long. If that isn’t a scheme thing, I don’t know what is. They let Kerry Collins pick them apart on a damp, cold day on their home field, with receivers like Justin Gage and Brandon Jones. It’s unacceptable.

And answer this for me: if the Bears defense is predicated on creating turnovers, why do the DBs play so far off the ball at the line, and why do they let every receiver catch everything thrown in front of them? This is not an attacking defense. They don’t jump routes like they did in the Super Bowl season–but that was a different Defensive Coordinator wasn’t it? This defense is also terrible at blitzing. And they still don’t get to the QB like they should. Doesn’t all that scream scheme?

The division is there for the taking. There is no way the Bears D should be ranked 30th against the pass. For once I wish Lovie Smith and mini-Lovie–Bob Babich–would make some adjustments. Because this pass defense is broken, and all the league knows it.

[tags]Chicago Bears, Lovie Smith, Rex Grossman[/tags]

  • Da Bearz

    /agree

    Still, we should have won, even with the defense allowing the pass. We did stuff Tenn run game which was very important.

    Wrecks cant be Kyle, he can’t try to play the same style. If he’s gonna lose for us, at least go out with your signature style instead of trying to play mini-kyle.

  • http://zonersports.com The Zoner

    Agreed on Rex–so is that on him or the coaching staff??

  • dhaab

    Da Bearz, your team shouldn’t have won.

    The defense was set up the entire game to stop the run. So Tennessee went with their quite underrated short, controlled passing game and picked apart the overrated Bears defense.

    As for Sexy Rexy, he’s not intelligent enough to run the offense using the entire playbook. That’s probably why it looks scaled down when he’s out there.

    Honestly, I think Bears fans should be quite happy to be sitting at 5-4 right now. As I’ve said before on this blog, I don’t think their as good as the Packers or the Vikes.
    Time will tell.

  • http://zonersports.com The Zoner

    I don’t think any of them are that good.

  • http://www.docksquadsports.com docksquad

    AGREED! Lovie and his minions never make any in game adjustments, EVER! This is ridiculous man. I’m too upset right now to even right, but you pretty much nailed everything I wanted to say on the head.

  • http://sharapovasthigh.blogspot.com Sharapova’s Thigh

    Yeah, the difference between good and bad coaching was evident in this game. Forte is running with great success in the first half, and Turner comes out in the 2nd half calling 3 straight running plays. The Titans on the other hand had no success running the ball, so they changed their gameplan and threw the ball a ton. And with that, Babich made no adjustments, leaving holes all over the secondary.

    Just a frustrating game, but yeah, the division is still up for grabs for sure. We need Kyle back Sunday. Nick Barnett is out for the year, huge loss for the Packers. I’m just scared to death of the though of Aaron Rodgers throwing on us, when we’ve seen how Orlovsky, Frerotte, Griese, and now Collins have done.

  • http://sharapovasthigh.blogspot.com Sharapova’s Thigh

    Edit: I meant 3 straight passing plays to start the 2nd half.

  • http://zonersports.com The Zoner

    Quote of the week: “I’m just scared to death of the though of Aaron Rodgers throwing on us, when we’ve seen how Orlovsky, Frerotte, Griese, and now Collins have done.”

    I hadn’t thought of it that way. Yikes.

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