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Old 15.09.2009, 03:39 PM
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the good: aaron's 4th qtr drive

the bad: penalty yards

the ugly: blocking

not going to say anything about barbre
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Old 16.09.2009, 11:18 AM
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The good

D pressure, I thought the secondary played OK

A Rod

The bad

A few too many dropped catches.

Enough has been mentioned already about Barbre. methinks extra pass blocking training in practice this week.

Not mentioned, but this is not the team, but the refs calls at times were atrocious. Can someone tell me what Woodson did wrong??? The player was lined up inelegible on nearly every play!!!!!!!
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Old 16.09.2009, 09:09 PM
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Or the call on Harris for that matter...
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Old 17.09.2009, 04:48 PM
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Found an interesting article, breaking down some of the Packers' blitzes in the first game:

(the first and last bits of the article aren't relevant)

Helps to explain why Cutler found it so tough on Sunday ...
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Old 18.09.2009, 12:45 PM
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To be honest I don't rate much of what Football Outsiders do. The point they make about the blitzes is true but I think it's something a lot of teams use. In fact the bears used some identical packages in the same game. They are just zone blitzes which aim to mmove the play in one direction and then the lineman and LBs drop into coverage on the other side to force the QB to throw across his body. The Packers really gave Cutler lots of different looks with loads of players feigning the blitz and even moving Kampman and Matthews over the guards and rushing Chillar and Hawk off the edge. I think Capers did a very good job of mixing it up and given that it was game 1 of Cutler's time in Chicago it probably hurt the flow of the offence. It shows how it takes time for an offensive unit to get going.

The Bears actually twice blitzed the OLB and SS with Ogunleye or Brown dropping into coverage the Packers simply had better pass pro. However, I thought one of the main things the Packers did better was not in the play of the OTs but of the backs. Korey Hall, John Kuhn and Deshaun Wynn all blocked quite well. Wynn in particular did some good blocking and I assume that was why he is in on third downs.
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Old 19.09.2009, 02:53 PM
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The Bears@Packers data is now up on Profootballfocus.

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