Hi, kids. Here’s how it’s going to work in the future. I use this space to vent/ask rhetorical questions/attempt to be funny. Below are the links. Click them, learn from them, and then we can cry together. Onto the good stuff….
I actually decided to take notes during the game. Here’s what I came up with:
– Jay Cutler had a phenomenal game. Yes, he made mistakes (the INT and the fumble being the most disconcerting). But, if this is how he looks the rest of the year, I’ll be happy.
– Devin Aromashodu needs to learn to protect the ball. Too many times I saw the ball away from his body. He’s a great target for Cutler, but he has to do a better job of protecting the ball.
– Mike Martz needs to avoid the “fake handoff” play (see below).
– Our offensive line is atrociously bad. Cutler didn’t have a ton of time to make decisions, and that was due to two repeat offenders: Chris Williams and Frank Omiyale.
– Our run defense was excellent. Pass defense? Not so much. Our corners got burned repeatedly and our safeties were also late to the scene.
– Call it a “process” or whatever, but the Detroit Lions beat us. I’m no happier that we won due to a technicality. We needed the win and stumbled through the game. Not a good start to the year.
Larry Mayer gives us the PR spin to the game.
….and another piece on Matt Forte’s (mostly) outstanding game.
Some good game thoughts here.
Sean Jensen’s pros and cons from the game.
Rick Morrissey isn’t too pleased about the Bears’ performance.
….and neither is Rick Telander.
Mike Mulligan offers his take on the game.
Jim Schwartz believes the officials got the call right.
Steve Rosenbloom takes the Bears to the woodshed in a way that only he can.
Fred Mitchell takes a look at good, bad, and productive Jay.
Here’s a video of Calvin Johnson complaining.
According to John Mullin, the Bears graded out pretty well.
Outside of not having any safety help on the infamous play, Zach Bowman did an excellent job covering Calvin Johnson.
Olin Kreutz calls the Bears’ goal line failure “embarassing.”
Bob LeGere sees the Bears as 8-8, no better.
Melissa Isaacson takes the Bears to task…..good read.
Lance Briggs takes a shot at the Bears’ critics.
5 things that Jeff Dickerson learned from the game.