Frustrations Mount as Bears Lose to Panthers
Oct 5, 2014; Charlotte, NC, USA; Chicago Bears fan reacts in the third quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
If you spent any time around me you would know that I am a “glass is half” full kind of guy. Even when things are at their bleakest, somehow, someway, I seem to find something encouraging about the situation.
Right now, I am pretty frustrated.
I am still optimistic that the Bears will turn things around but I am still frustrated.
I see all the makings of a great team but I don’t see a great team.
The defense has improved, the Bears are giving up 26.2 points per game which is better than the 29 ppg they gave up last year. The run D is also much improved; right now the Bears are giving up 116 yards per game on the ground and if you take out the 1st game of the season where they gave up 193 yds, that average drops to 99.3 ypg.
As frustrating as DC Mel Tucker‘s defenses can look, they are doing an adequate job. There is only so much the defense can do when the offense continues to turn the ball over and give up big return yards. It is difficult to make TD saving stops when the opposing offense only needs 20-30 yards to score.
STC Joe DeCamillis‘ group has not looked good this season and they had another bad outing against the Panthers. The 1Q punt return TD they gave up was the 1st Panthers TD on a punt return since 2003. It was a bad ST penalty followed by poor execution all around. And how many times are we going to see K Robbie Gould miss from under 35 yards? Really?!?
I like HC Marc Trestman. I think he is a good guy and he knows what he is doing. I believe he has the right idea of how to run an NFL team. Unfortunately, preaching family and fundamentals, intelligence and humility has not clicked and won many games so far.