Nov 23, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) fumbles the ball as he is sacked by Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy (93) in the first quarter at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports
After all of the drama of Lovie and Josh McCown’s long awaited return, there was a football game to play. This is by far the easiest game remaining on the schedule so should be considered a must-win.
Another week and yet another halftime deficit! This team is doing nothing but embarrassing themselves and this city. Where do we start…..?
The game started off extremely frustrating as the offense went 3 and out with 3 passes and zero runs. Lets also throw in a Brandon Marshall false start penalty and the offense went backwards on their opening drive. The Bucs had an impressive opening drive as they went 3 for 3 on 3rd down conversions. Fortunately, a great catch by Chris Conte bailed the Bears out as the Bucs showed why they are 2-8 by turning the ball over. I was actually happy with with the pressure that was created on the first drive by the Bear front four as well as the play of the linebackers on the first couple of drives.
However, as we are all getting used to, another turnover from the hands of Gerald McCoy set up a Josh McCown to Mike Evans 40 yard touchdown. Evans made a great move on Kyle Fuller who was in cover 3 with no safety help, leaving Evans wide open for the score. Wide receivers continue to be way too open every week, but yet we continue to hear the support for Mel Tucker and his defensive coverages.
The Bears offense did not even show up for the first half of the game, which included four 3 and outs, 1 fumble and 2.6 yards per play. The biggest disappointment of the first half for the Bears was the dominance of the Tampa defensive line versus the Bear offensive line. THIS IS THE 30TH RANKED DEFENSE IN THE NFL and they look like the 2000 Ravens against this offense. Absolutely embarrassing.
This could not have been much more of an embarrassing half for the Cubs….I mean Bears: the offense was non-existent, Cutler turned the ball over, Robbie Gould missed a field goal and Mike Evans torched the Bear secondary. However, with all of that being said and to look on the bright side, the Bears are still in the game…
If I see another 3rd down conversion against this defense or a dropped ball by our wide outs, I’m going to lose my mind. Once again….this team is not ready to play. It’s getting old, just like Trestman’s constant defending of his coordinators. Anyone at this game should be booing and throwing tomatoes at this team right now. Mr. Tucker – how do you give up a first down on 3rd and 23?