Originally posted on Midway Illustrated  |  Last updated 9/14/12

This wasn't the way the 2012 Chicago Bears offense was to perform, it's not how most everyone envisioned this offense playing, ever again.

Instead the Bears was god awful against the Packers from the first snap of the game all the way through.  Cutler was sacked on the first play of the game much like he was the week before.  From there things started to unravel at a rapid pace.

There's plenty of blame to go around, but this starts at the top with Mike Tice.  Tice's game plan completely unraveled in the first few minutes of the game, if it even existed in the first place.

Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers seemed to call the perfect play to stop the Bears on offense at each turn.  Tice had no answer made no adjustment and failed miserably in his second game as an offensive coordinator.

Here's what we know from the offseason, and what has transpired so far this season; the Bears planned to run the ball with a two headed running back attack with Matt Forte and Michael Bush.  After 18 minutes of football the Bears had a total of two rushes in the game.

When the Bears finally did run the football they gained a first down and started to find a rhythm on offense, then Gabe Carimi shoved A.J. Hawk in retaliation and it was second and 26 and the Bears offensive drive stalled from there.

The Bears then found a rhythm again on offense, but Brandon Marshall dropped a touchdown pass and the Bears settle for a field goal.

The next time the Bears started to drive, yet another penalty killed the momentum of that drive leaving the offense in disarray trying to do anything to get on the board.

Kellen Davis was targeted six times in the game and came away with only one reception that went for a 21-yard touchdown. After Lovie Smith praised Davis this offseason and proclaimed Davis capable of catching 40 to 60 passes this season there was hope that the Bears could use Davis as a weapon.  Apparently that optimism was full of hot air because one reception out of six targets is inexcusable.

There was absolutely no discipline by the offense in this game from the quarterback to the offensive line and the receivers.

Cutler threw passes he shouldn't have thrown, the offensive line couldn't deal with the blitzes in pass protection and no other wide receiver stepped up to help Cutler or bail out Marshall.

There's so much work to be done by this offense to find itself, to find it's identity and it starts with Tice and trickles down to the rest of the offense.

As it stands right now there are six more teams on the schedule who run an aggressive blitzing attack that the Bears are going to have to deal with.  In no particular order the Rams, Cowboys, Cardinals, Texans, 49ers, and the Packers again are going to do precisely what Dom Capers did last night, they're going to line up and blitz the Bears to death.

Last year the Bears proved they couldn't handle the blitz and were in turn the most blitzed team in the NFL.  You know what your weakness is, and how what it takes to stop it and yet the Bears have yet to figure that out.

Whenever it is the Bears decide to deal with a blitz and figure out how to defeat it, is when this offense starts to live up to the hype of the offeseason.

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