Recently I made “The Case for Kyle Orton.” Apparently Lovie Smith and the Bears weren’t listening. The fans may not have been shouting for Orton after Rex Grossman’s SECOND of THREE interceptions (which by the way was returned for a touchdown), but they were shouting, “Griese! Griese! Griese!” Nearly, 60,00 Bears fans, if not all of them. Can anyone blame them? Rex Grossman looked atrocious as usual but why didn’t Ron Turner call for more plays on the ground? I know that Dallas’ secondary was supposed to be weak, but c’mon.
Bears starters Tommie Harris (knee), Nate Vasher (groin), Lance Briggs (groin) and Ruben Brown (ankle) all left the game with injuries and did not return. OUR secondary is the one that looked pathetic. The Dallas Cowboys completely dessimated our defense. It was ugly. The shot of Tony Romo & Terrell Owens on the sideline yucking it up made me sick. Tony Romo could not stop smiling. How the hell is it that T.O. managed to be open in the middle of the field nearly every play? And why is Charles Tillman the one assigned to cover him one-on-one? He’s going to get burned every time and he did except for one pass that he broke up.
Bernard Berrian dropped a pass in the open field that should have been a touchdown.
And what was with that fake fieldgoal? It was a 53 yarder. Robbie Gould is one of the best kickers in the league. He can make that kick. And while I’d rather see him quarterbacking over Rex Grossman, I’d prefer to see him kicking. Since were talking special teams, what was Devin Hester doing? Twice I saw him try to return kicks out of the endzone. TAKE A KNEE! Maybe he was too busy filming Campbell’s Chunky Soup commercials to remember the first thing that was ever taught to him about returning kicks. He also did a great job dropping two other returns and fumbling another.
Oh my God.
IF the Bears had any redeeming qualites, and that’s a big IF, it was: Archuleta with the pick, Idonaje with the blocked fieldgoal, and Urlacher with 2 sacks.
Absolutely disgusting, but no surprises.