John Beck's career
This one is for you JKSD. Maybe he will re-capture some of the old BYU magic and the Deadskins will win this week in Toronto (I doubt it).
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Great win against a winning team. That makes it 3 of 4 going into the bye. The Bears D looks great and rookie Chris Conte has really solidified the secondary. Hopefully he can continue.
The Bears got off to a rocky start at 2-3, and their D was particularly troublesome. However, their O-line has talent - unlike last year - and if Martz and Tice can work together to call appropriate plays/protection schemes the Bears can be very effective.
Bears fans are quick to complain about JA and LS. They say they can't pick players or coach. But the fact is that they have been pretty successful since they started running things.
It was a dominating performance last night and it looked like the Bears corrected a lot of the mistakes that have been plaguing them this year.
Very disappointing effort. Cutler was under duress all game, but made plays. Forte had a good game and I thought the offensive game plan was good. The problem was clearly the offensive line. Nine false starts are just too many.
The Trib has a piece today that has it right - the Lions want to win, the Bears need to win.
I love this story - especially the things the yacht comes with (obviously they are jokes).
Huge game for both teams. The Bears D comes off a week in which they gave up a lot of yards, but still made plays when it counted - in the Red Zone. They forced a pick-6 early and in the second half when everything was on the line they kept Carolina from scoring. Carolina scored a very late trash TD that did not amount to much. The problem defensively is that the front 4 have been inconsistent in generating pass rush and stuffing run plays. The linebackers have played reasonably well and the corners have played well, but the safeties have been horrible. This week Chris Harris will return to the lineup which will make a huge difference. The question is whether Meriweather or Wright gets the start opposite of him. Right now, I would go with Meriweather. The guy has been burned twice in three weeks, but at least he delivers big hits. Wright has been slow, had terrible pursuit angles, and missed way too many tackles. I expect to see a much better defensive effort this week.
A win is a win, but there are some things that the Bears really need to clean up. First, it was clear that the Bears O-line was able to dominate the Panthers front 7. I watched most of the game and was impressed by the overall physicality of the O-line. The Bears gave up one sack - I cannot remember it and it may have happened in the first quarter when I was not watching. But their run blocking was great. I will comment on one thing that I thought worked really well. Chris Williams is a big, athletic LG, but he does not trap block (i.e., pull and block inside the right tackle). However, he does get out in front of sweeping plays to the left and even to the right fairly well. There were a number of clear out blocks that he was able to make that sprung Forte on bigger runs (he ended with 205 yards rushing).