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Fourth-and-1 from the Bengals’ 27, 8 1/2 minutes left in the game. Bengals 21, Bears 17. Traditional Bears wisdom?
Kick the field goal, of course.
Not this regime. On what Jay Cutler later referred to as a “ballsy” play call, Cutler handed off to Matt Forte. Now, I digress. Perhaps in the Lovie Smith era, the Bears would have gone for it. To please the fans, if nothing else.
It’s impossible to know for sure, but the likely result would have been a slow developing run up the middle. It would have been classic Bears: two steps behind modern day offense, not understanding that if Matt Forte has one weakness, it’s picking up a tough yard in between the tackles.
So what did new Bears head coach Marc Trestman do? What any head coach should do, based on the most basic aspect of their job description. He ran a stretch play to Forte, allowing him to use his exceptional speed and elusiveness instead of trying to use him as something he’s not: a powerful, bowling ball type that we’ve had force...
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A few weeks ago I wrote an article titled "5 Reasons The Bears Can Win". In this article I made 5 statements of what the Bears needed to do to win this game.Jay Cutler in End Zone - Sort of.Even though QB Jay Cutler did not leap over players or score a touchdown he was able to hit his targets and get the ball in the end zone. Cutler threw for 242 yards, with 21 out of 33...
Jay Cutler passed to Brandon Marshall for the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter, helping the Chicago Bears rally for a 24-21 victory over the sloppy Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday and giving Marc Trestman a victory in his coaching debut.
It wasn't quite the display the Bears were looking for after making some big changes in the offseason. But it was good enough.
During Sunday’s Bears win over the Bengals at Soldier Field, rookie offensive linemanKyle Long took issue with Bengals’ defensive player Vontaze Burfict seemingly trying to hit Jay after he already has went to the ground sliding. Without hesitation Kyle Long hopped in the Burfict’s face and let him know that Jay is off limits for that sort of shenanigans. If that wasn’t...
There’s an idea floating amongst the NFL Punditocracy that Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler could be this generation’s answer to Jeff George. It’s an interesting comparison, as Jeff George was signed by the Bears in 2004; but never took the field. He’s also a local Midwest guy- drafted #1 overall by his hometown Indianapolis Colts in 1990 out of Illinois.
Jeff George had a distinguished...
Here are the Week Two power rankings from various sites around the web:
ESPN: #9 (Last week: #14)
Analysis, “Jay Cutler was 8-of-10 for 94 yards and a touchdown against at least five rushers Sunday against the Bengals. Cutler ranked 33rd with a 23.5 Total QBR last year against added pressure.”
NFL.com: #6 (Last week: #12)
Analysis, “Chicago survived a tough home game with...
The Chicago Bears rallied with two second half touchdowns, including a 19-yard Jay Cutler to Brandon Marshall laser, to edge the Cincinnati Bengals 24-21 at warm and humid Soldier Field and give Bears head coach Marc Trestman his first NFL victory. It wasn’t always pretty, but the Bears gave the sold-out Soldier Field faithful enough positives to feel good about the [...]
Boomer Esiason ripped Jay Cutler last week on media conference call saying:
“He’s I guess, maybe in the top 15, I guess I would put him, but Chicago is a mid tier team in the NFC and the NFC is loaded. If things go right for them, they need to stay healthy and somehow beat Green Bay which is not something they’ve been able to do with consistency since Jay got there.”
Mike Greenberg and his partner Mike Golic will hit the road for hyped up college football and NFL games this year. They’ll be in Evanston on Friday, Oct. 4, in advance of Saturday’s match-up with “Greeny’s” alma mater vs. the Ohio State Buckeyes.
The co-host of the nationally syndicated ESPN radio show “Mike And Mike in the Morning” was gracious enough to grant me an...
In what was projected to be one of the closest played games on the Week 1 schedule the Chicago Bears came back from a 21-10 second half deficit to defeat the Cincinnati Bengals 24-21.Jay Cutler threw a terrible looking interception at the start of the fourth quarter but otherwise played a stellar game against a tough Cincinnati defense with 21 Completions in 33 Attempts, 242 Yards...
The Chicago Bears made Marc Trestman a winner in his NFL head-coaching debut Sunday rallying to beat the Cincinnati Bengals 24-21 at Soldier Field.
Brandon Marshall caught a 19-yard pass from Jay Cutler for the go-ahead touchdown with 7:58 left to play. It capped an eight-play 81-yard drive that featured a successful fourth-and-one conversion.
Matt Forte scored from a yard out...
The Chicago Bears did plenty of good things in Sunday’s season opening win over the Cincinnati Bengals.
Of course the storyline of the game was the fact that the Bears overcame an 11 point third quarter deficit by scoring 14 unanswered points to win the game.
However, some impressive plays were made by the Bears on both sides of the ball.
The new-look Bears offensive line featured...