The last candidate for the Milk carton is the Bears lack of creative, or even different, running plays. It seemed like almost every play for the first half involved Matt Forte or Michael Bush taking a hand off and running up the middle into a brick wall. Where were the sweeps? Where were the stretches? Where were the pitches? Where were the counters? I remember one specific play when the Steelers had no one lined up left of Jermon Bushrod. Cutler gave the ball right up the middle to Forte, who was immediately brought down. Would that not have been a perfect time to call a counter left? The left end of the Steelers immediately closed in on Bushrod, so there would have been a lot of space on the left side of the field. The Bears need to have better play calling than that, especially for an offensive guru. Trestman is good, but there is room for improvement.
I am almost sure the play calling will get better with time. It always takes a while for the run game to improve for the Bears. Anthony Walters’ mistake was a disaster, but he’s not that important anyway. Charles Tillman wins the dishonor of being on the milk carton. He is one of the most important players, and the Bears need him to be healthy and great.
What do you think? Who should be on the Milk Carton? Were the running plays as bad as I thought they were? Comment below!