Finding a way to win.

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I don’t know where to start. All I can say is that the Bears showed for one night that they can win a game despite not playing their best. They say good teams find a way to win but I am not going to go far as saying the Bears are a good team. I need to see more. I am not trying to be the party pooper here but there are flaws on this team and they are noticeable. But it’s up to this team to play better in other parts of the game to make up for them. For the first time in a long time, Lovie Smith of all people out-coached someone else. Unbelievable.

Offense: The offensive line was the main reason why the Bears won this game. ZERO SACKS. Everyone on the line made excellent blocks for Forte to run through. The guy that stuck out the most as playing very well was Lance Louis. I know he is probably going to be benched when Carimi comes back but I am sure he will fill in when needed somewhere else. He did do a very nice job by pushing an Eagles lineman into Cutler on a drive that resulted in a roughing the passer penalty. The Bears received some very favorable calls by the refs. I said this before and I’ll say it again: It’s amazing what our quarterback can do when he has more than two seconds to throw the ball. Cutler made some mistakes by overthrowing/underthrowing a few receivers. But once again, he made the plays when they mattered the most. He scrambled around the pocket a few times and some turned into big plays. Matt Forte once again, rushed for over 100 yards. It’s now time for a coincidence that really pissed me off (Cue Irish Yeti). Jon Gruden who was a good coach but now, a terrible announcer, talked about how great Forte was and how he never fumbles the ball. What happens? He fumbles twice in one game and both times, they are turned into points for the Eagles. Fuck it though. He is still the best player on the team. PAY THE MAN!

If this game against the Eagles didn’t convince you that with the exception of the returning Early Bennett that the wide receivers are terrible, I don’t know what will. Dane Sanzenbacher is horrible. He was thrown to only once but it went right through his hands. Also, Roy Williams and Devin Hester also dropped easy passes throughout the game. I love Devin Hester but he has no business being on offense. He was also hurt on a play towards the end of the game and I pray, that he is fine. The Bears won’t go anywhere without him being out there on kickoffs and punt returns. Getting back to Bennett, he is the best option for a receiver and it showed Monday night. I really wish the Bears had another decent option. I do have to mention one thing I noticed that has been pissing me off for a while now: Wildcat. Memo to the Bears: STOP RUNNING THE FUCKING WILDCAT. THAT PLAY NEVER FUCKING WORKS. Mike Martz should be kicked in the nuts for every time he calls that play.

Defense: I am going to try to limit the criticizing of the defense since I thought they made some really great plays but they also made some bad plays. For the most part, they shut down the running game of the Eagles. There were a few plays throughout the game where DeSean Jackson was wide open for some catches. That shit really needs to stop. That kind of shit won’t and never work against teams like the Packers or Patriots. Major Wright Wrong intercepted a Vick pass that was deflected by Lance Briggs in the red zone. Phew. I thought both Briggs and Urlacher played their best game of the season. I said before the game that if they don’t get pressure, it would be a long night. They did just enough to give the offense a chance to win this game and they succeeded. The line did indeed, played well with the likes of Israel Idonije, Julius Peppers and Henry Melton.

Special Teams: Robbie Gould nailed three field goals and it proved to be huge because the offense still had some trouble trying to put the game away late. One thing that pissed me off was when the Eagles had the fake punt going and Corey Graham along with someone else didn’t cover the receivers. The Bears are very lucky that the punter couldn’t throw worth a damn on that play or the result of this game could have been different.

Next week, the Bears play the Lions to see who has a chance to get the first wild card spot. The Bears right now, are in the driver’s seat for the last spot but I still say that this is a must-win despite having tie-breakers over several teams below them. Get it done, boys.

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3 Responses to “Finding a way to win.”

  1. genrebuster Says:

    Yes, the receivers need to step up.

    How soon until Cutler kicks Mike Martz’s ass? I’m all for it.

  2. chucky Says:

    I’m waiting for Cutler to kick Martz in the nuts. If he doesn’t should we do it?

  3. Joe Says:

    DO NOT get overexcited about the offensive line!!!!!!
    They still SUCK.

    What Martz has done is

    1) Max Protect. More bodies = better percentage against other team

    2) Changed the play calling to finally reflect the fact that he realizes the blocking sucks.

    That’s it.
    The pocket still breaks down WAY too fast and there is NO running between the tackles. The team is being carried by the talents of Cutler and Forte.
    Did you see the Steelers/Ravens game? They put a clock on how long Roethisberger had to throw on one play.
    SIX FUCKING SECONDS.
    THAT’S the goal. And a line that blows people off the ball on running plays ESP those inside the ten yard line.

    The Bears still need to replace Webb with another first round tackle and get another solid, quality guard. I have a feeling that Chris Williams’ skills are about to erode.

    And fire Angelo now, etc., etc. ……

SHOW DA FIRE AND PASSION, MY FRENDT!

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