So, are there any free agent QBs out there? Just kidding. We already signed one last year anyway. It’s one thing to lose 29-17 to a Hall of Fame QB, a Hall of Fame coach and a Hall of Fame WR. It’s entirely another thing to lose to them and never once smack them in the face.
You’d think a team that has a rich history filled with punishing hitters and menacing tacklers would come out and attack. This group looked more like a Bear fazed by one or more tranq darts. The defense chose to let an All-World QB dictate the game. The most nascent of fans could reveal what a faulty game plan that was.
Indeed, one of those in the room where I watched said “Why don’t they do something?” The only reply was “I don’t know”.
We could sit and pick apart certain aspects of the game. But the main thing is the Bears defense did not attack. It was baffling. A downpour of rain mixed with wind and they continued to sit back and let Manning pick them apart underneath. The Bears seemed determined not to allow any big plays. They still did, the Colts devoured the time of possession and thoroughly dominated the Bears. Not getting to Manning, not jamming the wideouts, safeties 30 yards down the field.
This is not a total analysis. But it just seemed that the Colts came to play. The Bears came to watch.