So many problems, so little answers.

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Fine, the Bears win. But at what cost? As soon as Cutler returns, five starters go down like flies in this game. It’s been stressed here enough that all teams have injuries and that it’s not an excuse. True. However, with the Bears, there isn’t any depth. I still can’t figure out how teams like the Packers and Ravens can continue to win consistently, yet, they have a roster full of injuries while the Bears suck ass until their starters come back.

For these next few games, some new guys are going to have to step up in order to give this team a chance to win. Forte, Hester, Spencer, Briggs and Tillman all had injuries and could be out for longer than a game or two. The highlight of my day wasn’t seeing the Bears winning, but my brother and I watching a lady around my age a section over throw up on two women on her way down from the stands in the United Club level. It wasn’t even halftime yet and this skank already had too much to drink. I also saw a guy wearing a Cade McNown jersey, another with a Olin Kruetz and one more with a Devin Aromashodu (Bears). Oh my.

Offense: Seriously? Is Mike Tice a fucking idiot? Let me give you one example of why I ask this. It’s late in the game, the Bears just have to play the clock and Cutler is throwing all over the place. I am sorry for continuing to say “RUN THE FUCKING BALL” every recap but come on, RUN THE FUCKING BALL. There were plenty of times throughout this game when they should have done that but instead, Cutler throws a pick and was nearly killed another couple times by Jared Allen. Now on to the good stuff. The offense dominated time of possession which lead to two long drives for points. We need to see more of that. Cutler did play much better and he seemed to have a bit better protection in this game. Forte still had an alright game despite fumbling it on the first drive. Michael Bush played much better as well getting two touchdowns. Forte getting injured was shitty on every level. He did walk off on his own power so maybe it’s just a sprained ankle.

Some of the throws that Cutler threw to Marshall drove me ape shit. Marshall dropped a touchdown pass (he seems to do this every now and then) but how can you not love this guy? When thrown to in triple coverage, he still finds a way to catch the ball. He became the first wide receiver to get over 1,000 yards for the Bears since Marty Booker in 2002. If that doesn’t tell you how horrible the wide receivers have been for the Bears all of these years, I don’t know what will. Matt Spaeth actually held onto a pass and for a touchdown, no less. Lastly, Kellen Davis sucks. He should seriously consider another profession.

Defense: I thought the defense played much better today. Then again, they played the Vikings and it’s a trend that we’ve seen all year. On both sides of the football, they play well against average to below average teams and suck against the elite ones. Both offensive turnovers led to short field position and the ten points so I won’t complain too much. Ponder must have crapped himself after a couple of those plays. Adrian Peterson did have 100 yards rushing but he does that to just about every team. He fumbled the ball twice and that always helps. Let’s continue to look on the bright side though. Chris Conte had an interception and he didn’t commit any stupid penalties this game. That’s something to build on.  The defense also stopped the Vikings on a fourth down inside the 10 late in the game which sealed the deal.

Special Teams: We’ll start with what went wrong. First, Hester gets a concussion. Not good at all. Then, a field goal is blocked before halftime. With what went right, Peppers blocks a field goal in the second quarter. Then after the second touchdown, Adam Podlesh runs right in on a fake field-goal for a two-point conversion. I have to admit that it was awesome seeing that. Lastly, no holding or illegal block in the penalties. That has to be the first game in a long time that the special teams didn’t have a penalty. Let’s see if they can keep that up.

The Bears stay in a tie for first place for now with the Seahawks up next. With all of these injuries, I don’t know who is on the practice squad that can help on the offensive line or even on defense, but maybe the Bears should take a look at the waiver wire to see if they can find someone. The lack of depth on this team is starting to show even more.

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8 Responses to “So many problems, so little answers.”

  1. chucky Says:

    Fro….any word on how bad Hesyers concussion is? And how long he’ll be out?

    You asked at the start about how the Packers and the Ravens succeed when their top players get hurt. Easy. They don’t have Lovie Smith as head coach, nor did they have Jerry Angelo as a GM. They have decent GMs and head coaches guiding them.

  2. Fro Dog Says:

    I have no idea about Hester. We didn’t listen to the post game on the way back and didn’t see anything online. It’s probably a week or two though as it seems with most players this year. But with concussions, you never know exactly.

    You’re right about the Packers and Ravens. The Packers win the Super Bowl two seasons ago with with an abundance of injuries. They go 15-1 last year and if it wasn’t for Eli Manning being a super human, they probably get a chance to win another one. It’s truly PATHETIC. Of course, Phil Emery will need at least another draft or two to fix just about every flaw.

  3. Pie In The Sky Says:

    Aaron Rodgers covers a lot of flaws. That’s how they overcome injuries, average-to-bad defense, bad offensive line, receivers who can’t catch, and a head coach who insists on attempting field goal attempts that no one would would even think about.

  4. Fro Dog Says:

    Lance Louis is out for the year. It didn’t even look like he tore his knee up; all I thought was he had a concussion from a vicious Jared Allen hit.

  5. chucky Says:

    Allen must be the Vikings answer to Ndamukong Suh. I’m surprised he didn’t kick him in the goddamned nuts while he was down. I just saw the replay on the Ch.9 news, and it looks like his left knee went the wrong way. I haven’t heard if it is in fact his left knee, but that’s what it looked like to me. And it was a total cheap shot. He literally launched himself at Louis. It was fucking bullshit. He may well have ended this guys career. He’s in the final year of his contract. I hope the NFL roasts this cocksucker for lunch.

  6. chucky Says:

    Fro….did you by chance hear Hub Arkush today on B & B? I have to ask you, what do you think of him? What I heard today made me lose any respect I may have had for him.

  7. Fro Dog Says:

    I did not hear what he said. Should I dare to ask you what he did say? I am afraid of the answer. I did hear him say before the season started to watch out for the Kansas City Chiefs. He said they had the most talent of any team.

    Also, did you by chance hear about what Tom Jackson said on ESPN Sunday morning? I missed it live but he talked about Cutler walking into Soldier Field with his head down. He complained that he didn’t say hello to any of the employees that he walked by. He said a couple other things along with that but that guy is a fucking idiot.

  8. chucky Says:

    I did hear a little bit about Jackson. Get over it bitch. Cutler doesn’t owe you anything. Arkush said the hit from Jared Allen onto Lance Louis wasn’t dirty or cheap. And, on top of it, he said just about every NFL player would make that play if he could.

    Really? Planting your feet and launching yourself like a goddamned lawn dart at an opposing player isn’t dirty? I don’t give a shit if the hit was shoulder to shoulder. It’s called intent. Arkush even called it a kill shot! But, of course, it doesn’t actually mean to kill the player. It was a fluke how he went down that he tore up his knee. That doesn’t mean a thing in the “big picture” as that fucking shitstain Smith would say. His justification that a lot of NFL defenders would do it doesn’t fly either. If that’s the case, why don’t we see more plays like that? Why is the NFL contemplating fining this rat bastard? Sorry, Arkush may have been around the NFL a lot longer than a lot of us, but he just made an idiot of himself last night.

SHOW DA FIRE AND PASSION, MY FRENDT!

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