A Fan’s Non-expert take on Chicago Bears Week 5 Loss to Saints

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Oct 6, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears wide receiver Earl Bennett (80) drops the ball as New Orleans Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis (28) looks on during the second half at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

The last two seasons we ran the schedule the first half of the season, only to be poorly equipped to handle the second half and it has gotten us nowhere. Unless you count the fact that it led to a complete coaching change. Marc Trestman has emotions. I think it was Earl Bennett that dropped a critical pass today and Coach looked pissed, yet restrained. I need that as a fan. I want to know that they care just as much as I do. I’ll never forget a comment I read about Lovie Smith’s sideline demeanor of “always looking like he’s trying to find his wife at the mall.” Gold, Jerry, gold!

Our defense rose to the occasion and it was our offense that struggled, shined, struggled, shined. I think we’ve got ourselves another elite receiver in Alshon Jeffrey – 218 yards! If Brandon Marshall and him ever show up in the same game, we’ll have two of the best. I’m not sure it works that way though, one gets the coverage, and that gives the other opportunities. Let’s call it a team sacrifice.

Think of these two back-to-back losses as castor oil, difficult to swallow, but the benefits outweigh the path you took to get them.

We don’t have long to wallow in this loss, I think that’s a good thing……………..

We have a short week because we are hosting The New York Football Giants on TNF. I was hoping for the Giants to win today because they’re going to win sometime, and I’d rather it isn’t on Thursday. It’s like a balloon filling up with air that will inevitably pop, I just don’t want it to be on Soldier Field.

Dave Schmidt is my friend from Long Island and a huge Giants fan. He also taught me most of what I know about football. Fortunately for Dave, he has hockey season and The New York Rangers, (which he prefers anyway.) I can’t say I really feel bad that his Yankees missed the playoffs for only the second  time in 19  years. Working with him and the rest of the gang at Digital Press was one of the most amazing times in my life.

Hello Stepheroni!

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  • Rod

    you are correct you are NOT an expert…the saints offense looked “average” because they weren’t slinging the ball all over the field because they instead BALL CONTROLLED to eat clock and keep possession away from Cutler…by the way, name how many teams in NFL history have ball controlled without a running game…”I’ll wait”…exactly…you can’t…and lets not dare pretend like the saints defense didn’t dominate the whole game…Cutler didn’t turn on the elite passing switch (which he is capable of) until late in the fourth quarter when it didn’t even matter anymore…but hey at least it won’t make it appear as if they were badly beaten and dominated…

  • dwestwing

    The Bears did not make the Saints look average. The Saints looked like a team doing exactly what it took to beat the Bears. Cool, calm ball control with the occasional explosion to show what they can do when they need to.