For those new to the site, when a player or coach doesn’t really show up during a Bear’s game, they get put on the Milk Carton. As most of you know, people’s pictures used to be put at the back of milk cartons when they went missing. So the Milk Carton for the Bears is more about who went missing or played terribly during the game. Here are the nominees.
So the Chicago Bears lost to a team they should have beat again today and it was all bad. Apart from Jay Ratliff and Pat O’Donnell, and maybe a few exceptions, the Bears were more than disappointing today. I’m starting to lose faith in the whole lot of them.
The defense isn’t going to get the Milk Carton because despite letting up some boneheaded plays, they weren’t too bad. They were given some short fields and held the Dolphins to field goal attempts on several occasions. They were picked apart, but I didn’t expect them to dominate the game. They were bad, but not as bad at the scoreboard shows. The offense is another story.
Oct 12, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) talks to head coach Marc Trestman against the Atlanta Falcons during the first half at the Georgia Dome. The Bears defeated the Falcons 27-13. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
The offensive game plan was atrocious. Twice, the Bears faced third and one and twice they called a passing play. This resulted in an interception and a long incompletion. There is a reason Matt Forte is on the team; he is an elite running back. Why they didn’t give it to him is beyond me.
Overall, the two people who belong on the milk carton are Marc Trestman and Jay Cutler. The coach’s play calling was suspect all game and the quarterback failed to lead the team. He made poor throws and held onto the ball for too long. These two are better than that and their display today was pitiful.
Next week, the Bears have to treat the Patriots game like it’s the Super Bowl.