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Old 23.10.2012, 02:25 PM
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good win vs lions last nite....5-1 is a great start and we have win able games coming up for sure...i smell SB people beardown
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Old 23.10.2012, 06:59 PM
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Agree - 5 and 1 is an excellent start and a couple of games coming up we should win before a couple of stern tests (fingers crossed for sunday as Cam Newton could have a big game anyday soon)

Very impressed with defence and special teams plus Cutler's willingness to return to the game after that big hit but ....

One slight concern - when we get in the red zone, we are not putting sides away - the defence can't come to the rescue every game particularly when we play better teams than Detroit and St Louis

Am i panicking over nothing ?
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Old 23.10.2012, 11:54 PM
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Am I the only fan that things this? I saw a FEW things last night that have knotted my tummy against the Lions (who lets face it are not class till the last QRT). The following is not in order but is a list of my concernes.

1. Cutler taking hit/sacks and eating grass (BEARS DONT EAT GRASS)
2. Cutler thinks that he only go one WR on the team namely #15
3. Hester make a catch on the O-line or stay on specail teams and be quite about it.
4. Bush not being used to the best of his abilites
5. Gould misses a FG (that never happens)
6. Urlacher is looking his age
7. The D-line is looking it age
8. The O-line not getting enought points on the baord (i dont like watching sqeeky bum games)
9. The Tamper 2 is very perdicable (lovie needs to mix it up)
10. Special teams not special enough.
11. Very early use of times outs 2 in the first qrt.
12 Clock managerment.
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Old 24.10.2012, 06:40 AM
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Am I the only fan that things this? I saw a FEW things last night that have knotted my tummy against the Lions (who lets face it are not class till the last QRT). The following is not in order but is a list of my concernes.

1. Cutler taking hit/sacks and eating grass (BEARS DONT EAT GRASS)
2. Cutler thinks that he only go one WR on the team namely #15
3. Hester make a catch on the O-line or stay on specail teams and be quite about it.
4. Bush not being used to the best of his abilites
5. Gould misses a FG (that never happens)
6. Urlacher is looking his age
7. The D-line is looking it age
8. The O-line not getting enought points on the baord (i dont like watching sqeeky bum games)
9. The Tamper 2 is very perdicable (lovie needs to mix it up)
10. Special teams not special enough.
11. Very early use of times outs 2 in the first qrt.
12 Clock managerment.
I disagree with quite a few of those.

1 - The Oline isn't great and Detroit has a pretty strong Dline, it has been acceptable so far this season in terms of blocking. Penalties however, are not. Far too many penalties.

2 - Agree with that but, when he is getting no time to set his feet he wants to go to a guy he trusts and a guy who can win for him. Bennett and Marshall are the only two guys he has.

4 - Bush should be used a little more, I would agree but he is finisher and not as talented as Forte.

5 - Meh, blocks happen. Robbie is one of the best in the league.

6 - Somewhat, but like Ray Lewis he is still a valuable guy in terms of leadership and organising the D.

7 - Completely disagree. The D-Line has been amazing this year, 6/7guys have looked like starters and the rest of the D has been great.

8 - It's a work in progress and still lacks some talent and we are playing a very conservative offence atm. They can put up points though if needed.

9 - Meh, it's not really a Tampa 2 anymore and it works. Trying to get too clever would be a mistake.

10-12 - Meh, all could be better but nothing to worry about.

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Old 24.10.2012, 10:22 AM
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One slight concern - when we get in the red zone, we are not putting sides away - the defence can't come to the rescue every game particularly when we play better teams than Detroit and St Louis

Am i panicking over nothing ?
Watching games i get same sort of feeling sometimes but we're one of only 2 teams to have scored every time we've entered the red zone (7 TD and 9 FG)so we must be doing something right!!
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Old 24.10.2012, 11:04 AM
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Regarding point 2 above, I haven't been following the NFL or the Bears for as long as you guys but from the time I have we have been missing a great #1 receiver. Can't blame Cutler for throwing him the ball. They know eachothers game and Marshall can make great plays. I accept that we have others too and he needs to mix it up, but while its working, keep at it.

I am getting quite excited about our chances this year, I fully expect us to get to 7-1 before the trips to Texas and San Francisco. After them two weeks I think we will know how realistic our chances of serious SB contention is.
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Old 24.10.2012, 12:31 PM
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Right you lot no one and I mean NO ONE is to talk about SB or rings till we are actully here. As last year we started talking like this and we were hurt by some manger injerys and nearly had a player parlizied.
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Old 24.10.2012, 06:51 PM
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Right you lot no one and I mean NO ONE is to talk about SB or rings till we are actully here. As last year we started talking like this and we were hurt by some manger injerys and nearly had a player parlizied.
I'd be happy if we could beat the Packers, never mind a SB appearance!
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Old 25.10.2012, 10:30 AM
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Am I the only fan that things this? I saw a FEW things last night that have knotted my tummy against the Lions (who lets face it are not class till the last QRT). The following is not in order but is a list of my concernes.

1. Cutler taking hit/sacks and eating grass (BEARS DONT EAT GRASS)
2. Cutler thinks that he only go one WR on the team namely #15
3. Hester make a catch on the O-line or stay on specail teams and be quite about it.
4. Bush not being used to the best of his abilites
5. Gould misses a FG (that never happens)
6. Urlacher is looking his age
7. The D-line is looking it age
8. The O-line not getting enought points on the baord (i dont like watching sqeeky bum games)
9. The Tamper 2 is very perdicable (lovie needs to mix it up)
10. Special teams not special enough.
11. Very early use of times outs 2 in the first qrt.
12 Clock managerment.
1. O-line is poor; we are stuck with 'em.
2. He is correct. It's not unusual for any QB with one WR clearly better than the rest to throw to him every time he sees man.

4. I think we should be running Bush right at the best edge rushers we face: try to slow them down with a beating.
5. See point one!
6. He does look visibly slower. However I still believe he acts as a focal-point for the team: rally to the king and all that.
7. I assume you mean Peppers, who hasn't been his outstanding self I must agree.
8. See point one! We sign Bush to be that goal-line batting ram but instead we throw: spread 'em out hit them with the ram.
9. I have a love/hate relationship with playing soft zone: it is often three deep not just two. When you can get pressure with your front four zone defense works perfectly, as is illustrated by every good game our D plays. When you can't get pressure massive holes appear in the seams; which is why we usually get spanked by great QBs with sold O-lines.
10. The return game has been very poor. We are starting in terrible field position constantly. If anything I credit the Offense with grabbing a few 1st downs and getting out of the shadow.
11. Our use of TOs has been terrible for years, I always assumed it was on Martz complex scheming.
12. See 11. All part of the same issue I would say.

I think we are a deserved 5-1 but the only good team we played beat us. We have a whole lot of good pass rushing opponents coming up and a line that is easily whipped. I don't think we are even close to being contenders at this point. The Giants are the best team in the league... sorry the WORLD as far as I am concerned.

Ask me again after the the 9ers and Texans.
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Old 25.10.2012, 10:33 AM
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Watching games i get same sort of feeling sometimes but we're one of only 2 teams to have scored every time we've entered the red zone (7 TD and 9 FG)so we must be doing something right!!
We are 25th in RZ touchdowns, so probably not all that good!
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