The game had it’s moments of awesomeness.
Bears RB Matt Forte continued to prove how truly underrated he is as an all around running back. 22 carries for 120 yards and 2TDs to go along with 4 receptions for 47 yards and 1TD.
Forte picked up blitzing defensive players and helped keep Cutler upright.
There were also some excellent catches by WR Brandon Marshall and WR Alshon Jeffery.
I don’t know how Marshall was able to keep focused and locked in on that touchdown catch! One of the best catches of the year in my opinion.
Jeffery’s big catch and run (that should’ve been ruled a TD) that set up Forte’s TD catch was a thing of beauty.
KR Devin Hester (who probably played his last game in a Bears uniform) even got into the act and made his presence felt with a couple of big returns.
The defense for all it gave up, had 3 sacks, 2 FF and 2 INTs. That is usually a recipe for success; however, on this day, it just wasn’t enough.
I like where this team is headed overall. The job that Trestman and his staff did on offense was just this side of a miracle.
Having a General Manager like Phil Emery helps as well.
You have to keep perspective…when you don’t achieve the goal you set out to, you have to reflect, you have to calm yourself,’’ he said. “In my role, a leadership role, you can’t be the most emotional one in the room. You have to be the one who has to have some calmness, provide direction, help provide help and help console people and have the outlook that there is a tomorrow. -Chicago Bears GM Phil Emery
Trestman needs to go to work on the defense. If the D gets fixed, then this is a playoff team. If it doesn’t get fixed, Trestman will be considered to be Lovie Smith 2.0.
I believe that Emery and Trestman will get the D issue figured out and it will be an asset next season; a nice compliment to the offense (I never thought I would write those words in that order).
On a personal note; I have a lot of friends who happen to be Green bay fans (I’m not sure how this happened but I am trying to find what causes this and rid myself of it). To all of my Packer-Backer friends (Melissa, Ron, LeeAnn, Aaron, Daron, Deanna, Kody, Shelby, Tara, John, Kasey, Andrea, Steven and anyone I forgot) I wish the Packers luck in the playoffs (I don’t want them to win just get through a round or two) if for no other reason then receiving a worse draft pick.
What do you think Bears fans; do you see the Bears headed in the right direction or are you worried for the future? Let me know in the comment section below!