Thank God! Losing to the Packers is the worst feeling in the world, so I’m jubilant that the good guys came out victorious. The Bears backup is better. Unfortunately, their safeties are not. That is why Major Wrong and Chris Piggyback Ride Conte find themselves on the cover (I couldn’t think of an appropriate pun). Those guys are simply terrible.
The linebackers did not perform too well today, but that’s understandable given the fact that they are rookies. The defensive line stepped it up a lot as well. The corners played pretty well. The biggest problem with this game were the safeties. Their poor angles throughout the night could have easily cost the Bears the game. As the last line of defense, the job is often to stop a bend from becoming a break. But many big runs by Eddie Lacy and James Starks threw the Tampa two system out the window. Changes need to be made.
Another candidate for this dishonor was special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis, but a good return by Hester that set up a touchdown shows that the Special Teams unit wasn’t entirely absent. Overall, big win for the Bears, but let’s face it; Rodgers would have torched those safeties.