Bears Offensive Inexperience Scares Me

I’ve been going through the scenarios in my head, over and over again: what could the Bears possibly do to lose this Sunday’s game against the Seahawks?   If the Bears play their game, there’s no way they lose.  But as we all know, there have been plenty of times when the Bears didn’t play their game this season, especially on the offensive side of the ball.  Look no further than the first matchup this season – a 23-20 loss to Seattle.

The Bears have had their growing pains while learning Mike Martz’s complicated offense, but what makes it more challenging is that they have virtually zero playoff experience.  I made a special point to talk about Jay Cutler’s inexperience as The Playoff Virgin, but he’s far from alone.  Let’s look at their offensive starters and see how much playoff experience they have: 

Jay Cutler – 0 games

Matt Forte – o games

Johnny Knox – 0 games

Devin Hester – 3 games (0 as a wide receiver)

Greg Olsen – 0 games

Frank Omiyale – 1 game (0 starts)

Chris Williams – 0 games

Olin Kreutz – 5 games

Roberto Garza – 9 games (7 starts)

J’Marcus Webb – 0 games

It will be up to Mike Martz, Mike Tice and the offensive staff to calm these guys down, control the tempo and keep it simple.  If the Bears somehow manage to blow this game on Sunday, it’s very likely because the offense hasn’t held up their end of the deal.  It’s only Monday and I’ve already got a knot in my stomach.


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  • bigjohnstud1977

    I can’t say that I’m Not nervous about this game. If the Bears can control the clock on offense and play well on 3rd down defense, we should run away w/ this one.BEAR DOWN!!!

  • DeCon

    Boomer…you gotta relax man…imagine if they Bears can get by this one and have to face the Packers for the NFC Championship…you’re gonna get an ulcer…BEAR DOWN!!!

  • jkrew

    I think the lack of playoff experience will present itself more when the bears are not playing at home (12th man effect). I don’t think were gonna see many Seahawks fans on Sunday. Travel to Chicago in January to pay $300+ to sit in the west grandstands to watch your team predicted to lose by a 10 point spread…??? Hopefully the bears aren’t subjected to a real playoff environment until the superbowl!!!

  • deez

    It’s going to be okay. Even though our players don’t have much playoff experience our coaches do. We know the players believe in them so all we can do is hope that they call a good game.

    Lovie Smith (13)
    4 Playoff Games as Head Coach
    9 Playoff Games as an Assistant Coach

    Mike Tice – (13)
    2 Playoff Games as Head Coach
    11 Playoff Games as Assistant Coach

    Mike Martz (10)
    7 Playoff Games as Head Coach
    3 Playoff Games as Assistant Coach

    Rod Marinelli (10)
    10 Playoff Games as Assistant Coach

    • jkrew

      Please forward this to the networks for the pregame shows. Otherwise it’s gonna be all about Jay’s inexperience and “which Jay will show up?”…

    • Boomer

      Thanks for helping talk me down off the ledge Deez. Great insight!