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September 12, 2010, 10:18 AM
I don't know how many games the Bears will win this year...

Regardless, I am going with them to the top, or down with the ship...


BEARDOWN
September 12, 2010  04:35 PM ET

The Bears had so many chances to make this a blowout it was rediculus. They just couldn't score inside the red zone. Why? Why should it come down to a referee's call to win the game? We easily could have scored 35 or more points this game and it's shamefull that we didn't. The # of turnovers by how many players for whatever rediculus reasons. They better clean themselves up real quick or a 6-10 or worse season looks more and more likely. The Defense looked good though and put us in a place to win. However a win is a win and we will take it no matter how badly we played. If they can become more efficient then this will only matter that it was a win. You are a true Bear fan BGDUECE just like marriage vows for better or worse right? The type of man who is a man who everyone should try to emulate. Go BGDUECE and BEARS!!!

September 12, 2010  04:37 PM ET

Offense couldn't move the ball against Detroit's secondary.. Cutler had enough protection, but receivers couldn't get open. Getting stuffed four times a foot from the end zone? and of course.. Megatron getting denied on a rule I'd never heard of before the game..

At least the defense looked ok and Wright got some playing time.. Peppers also earned his money this week, though he did disappear in the last drive somewhat. Rest of the line is suspect though, I saw Pep drawing consistent double teams.. but nobody else stepped up. Cutler also seemed to think after his first bonehead triple coverage INT.. but the fact he threw it makes me more than a little nervous..

Over all its a opening win, but I'm just as worried if not more about the Bears...

September 12, 2010  05:48 PM ET

That was probably one of the most unpleasant games so far. It has been said over and over again: the Martz system puts up yardage,but the points don't always follow. They averaged 2 yds a carry-that won't cut it. The teams on the Bears schedule will shut that stuff down and force you to run. You should've signed Housh ($800.000 wouldn't have done the franchise in). While this may be a throwing league, you better be able to run the ball. A win may be a win as they say, BUT if my team performs poorly they will take it into the next game. If you can't punch it in from a yard against the Lions then it will only get tougher. Your receivers won't automatically find separation, draft better. It will only get tougher from here out. You can throw until the cows come home, but unless you have the right personnel it will stall. The victory was on the scoreboard, but not where it mattered most...in the trenches. Nothing was gained from it.

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September 12, 2010  06:28 PM ET
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BGD and bears fans,Kudo's on the Win!! just takem one at a time.

You're right Eazy it wasn't pretty but a win is a win, you have to win the ugly as well as the pretty ones.

September 12, 2010  07:05 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

That was probably one of the most unpleasant games so far. It has been said over and over again: the Martz system puts up yardage,but the points don't always follow. They averaged 2 yds a carry-that won't cut it. The teams on the Bears schedule will shut that stuff down and force you to run. You should've signed Housh ($800.000 wouldn't have done the franchise in). While this may be a throwing league, you better be able to run the ball. A win may be a win as they say, BUT if my team performs poorly they will take it into the next game. If you can't punch it in from a yard against the Lions then it will only get tougher. Your receivers won't automatically find separation, draft better. It will only get tougher from here out. You can throw until the cows come home, but unless you have the right personnel it will stall. The victory was on the scoreboard, but not where it mattered most...in the trenches. Nothing was gained from it.

Too be honest the personnel fit.. they just need more time in the offense. Signing "Housh" would have been a terrible move, he's an overpaid/old/overrated possession receiver.. who doesn't fit the system.

But yes.. if the Bears can't run it they will be in trouble. As you said, they must get better in the trenches. I wonder if they'd consider using Henry Melton in a short yardage situation, he's a former college running back..

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September 13, 2010  09:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

That was probably one of the most unpleasant games so far. It has been said over and over again: the Martz system puts up yardage,but the points don't always follow. They averaged 2 yds a carry-that won't cut it. The teams on the Bears schedule will shut that stuff down and force you to run. You should've signed Housh ($800.000 wouldn't have done the franchise in). While this may be a throwing league, you better be able to run the ball. A win may be a win as they say, BUT if my team performs poorly they will take it into the next game. If you can't punch it in from a yard against the Lions then it will only get tougher. Your receivers won't automatically find separation, draft better. It will only get tougher from here out. You can throw until the cows come home, but unless you have the right personnel it will stall. The victory was on the scoreboard, but not where it mattered most...in the trenches. Nothing was gained from it.

If you don't like it don't watch.

The Bears held decisive advantages in total yards (463-168) and first downs (23-13), the Lions have a good up and coming front 4 and it may not just be the Bears that have trouble running against their front 4, they didn't draft Ndamukong Suh for nothing. Lovies decision to go for it on 4th and goal and getting stuffed is just one example of why most of us fans want him gone, you take the three points.

If you would go back and read most of us fans concern this year for the Bears is the O-Line but you cannot address all the needs in one season.

Are you a closet Bear fan? you always seem to find the Bears thread and make a remark on it.

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September 13, 2010  11:08 AM ET

The ruling, of the last play, happens all the time. It just so happen to be with a player who landed front side up instead of on his back.....

How many times have receivers caught an end zone pass, dragged the two feet and then fell on their backs with the ball coming lose??? COUNTLESS!! This call, since being enacted, as a rule, has been called 100's of times!

As far as the game...scored board should have had at least 2 more touchdowns. 0-4 in the red zone is pathetic. Against the lions secondary and defensive line as well...ugh. Overall, Cutler, looked decent and the flat game with Forte and Taylor thrived! Don't depend on it all the time, but the run game needs to improve!

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September 13, 2010  11:33 AM ET
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The Cowboys looked very dominant in there loss too...The Cowboys offensive line is as terrible as the Bears, they kept backs in to chip every play, and kept Romo and the pocket on the move...Julius Peppers is going to hit Tony Romo so hard...he might transfer the "0" from his jersey to Romo's jersey...

You know what aggravates me is the one play that overshadows what was a very good defensive game. It wasn't flashy nor pretty and plenty mistakes abound. Looking however at the Bears Defense with the exception of the final drive looked good, Peppers although you hate to see Stafford injured had a great play to sack and strip the ball and showed why the Bears went after him and why teams choose to double team him. Briggs made a great play timing the blitz perfectly and was in the backfield and actually knocked the ball out the Q.B.'s hand during the exchange to the R.B. and recovered it on the 1 yard line. Urlacher played well and also came up with a sack on another blitz. I think teams have to play the Bears a little differently this year, they almost have to double Peppers or risk a sack which leaves openings for well timed blitzes and leaves the rest of the line 1 on 1 situations in most cases.

If the Offense can clean up some of the turnovers "got to take care of the Football" this very well could have been a totally different game with the total yards (463-168) and first downs (23-13). Jay was 23 of 32 passes for 372 yards with two touchdowns, one interception and a 108.3 passer rating. Not to shabby when considering learning Martzs complex offense and having some green W.R.'s and a shaky O-Line. It was the first game of the season and the Bears weren't the only team in the league that made mistakes and the O-Line remains a big area of concern and the W.R.'s have to do better running routes and getting open, Cutler cannot throw into triple coverage but overall only had the one pick this game how many Q.B.'s around the league threw multiple picks. Take the ugly win, clean up the mistakes and move on. On a side note someone needs to tell Lovie take the 3 points even at the 1 yard line especially after 3 failed attempts at it and all prevent defense does for your team is prevent them from getting a win, it things like this that will get you a one way trip out of Chicago.

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September 15, 2010  10:48 PM ET

The Cowboys and Bears Offensive lines are both having trouble blocking anyone. The key here is who will do the best job of blocking and who wants it the most. I pick the Bears by 10 points!!! I think the Offense gets it sorted out and the Defense will be strong and give us plenty of turnovers.

September 16, 2010  05:29 AM ET

Another thing, I've been saying for awhile now we need a Larry Czonka type of rb that can get us the short yards in the short yardage situations. If none of these H-type backs that Marz kept can do the job then how about giving the ball to Peppers?!!! Giving Peppers a 3 yard start up our Offensive Linemen's posterior anatomy will make them move mountains to get out of his way!!! One or two whiplash effects on our Offensive Linemen will teach them to bleep or get off the Pot and I'm not just kidding either!!! Motovation is the problem here boys and girls and a 300 pound man with a 3yard running start up their back side is a huge motovator. lol

September 17, 2010  06:10 AM ET
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If you don't like it don't watch.The Bears held decisive advantages in total yards (463-168) and first downs (23-13), the Lions have a good up and coming front 4 and it may not just be the Bears that have trouble running against their front 4, they didn't draft Ndamukong Suh for nothing. Lovies decision to go for it on 4th and goal and getting stuffed is just one example of why most of us fans want him gone, you take the three points.If you would go back and read most of us fans concern this year for the Bears is the O-Line but you cannot address all the needs in one season.Are you a closet Bear fan? you always seem to find the Bears thread and make a remark on it.

I'm a closet Bears fan.........:-)
But then again, I enjoy watching any team play. I figure that if someone comes along......for instance Walter Payton..........and becomes a legend of the game, and I didn't follow that team, then I missed out on a lot of good football. So, I watch any and all teams when given a chance to do so.

But, you already knew that.......lol........I'm not going to limit myself to one or two teams........I'll watch them all.

September 17, 2010  08:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

I'm a closet Bears fan.........:-)But then again, I enjoy watching any team play. I figure that if someone comes along......for instance Walter Payton..........and becomes a legend of the game, and I didn't follow that team, then I missed out on a lot of good football. So, I watch any and all teams when given a chance to do so.But, you already knew that.......lol........I'm not going to limit myself to one or two teams........I'll watch them all.

I watch all I can as well but I don't run here and rag on certain teams like certain posters do all the time *wink wink*..............LOL

I doubt you will be a closet Bear fan this weekend though, I dunno why just a feeling.......LOL

September 17, 2010  11:23 AM ET
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Jay Cutler & a bad oline is why Bears couldn't score more redzone points ...Cutlers career REDZONE stats are TERRIBLE & Bears oline can HIDE ITSELF between the 20's in a Martz offense...but since I know this, Defenses know this as well & just play the over & wait for Cutlers offense to bog down when getting closer to endzone... Bears may have won 1 of their few victories this year & they didn't even deserve that ...Bears finish 4-12

Don't disagree with you on a bad o-line especially this early in the season and being unable to punch it in from the 1 says so. I wouldn't say they will only win 3 more games this season though, they are a better team than that.

Actually the bad rule/call on the final T.D. ultimately was the deciding factor in the game however the Bears held decisive advantages in total yards (463-168) and first downs (23-13) without the turnovers that game shouldn't have been as close as it was a **** for tat, even at the minimum of getting field goals an extra 6 points and 9 if count Lovie not going for it on 4th and goal and kicking the field goal which then wouldn't have mattered on the Johnson call.

Granted it's only week one but As a team, the Bears are tied with the Colts for No. 1 in the NFL in total yards (463) and also top the league in rushing defense after allowing only 20 yards on the ground in last Sundays win over the Lions. The Bears rank second in the NFL in both overall defense (148 yards) and passing offense (362 yards). Individually, Jay Cutler ranks first in yards per attempt (10.63) and sixth in passer rating (108.3). Matt Forte is second in yards from scrimmage (201) and third in receiving yards (151). Brad Maynard is No. 1 in the NFL in punts inside-the-20 (4).

September 17, 2010  12:53 PM ET
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GSH, stats used in the context you used them is for losers ...losing teams that is...yeah, P Manning LOSt , as should've Jay Cutler...throughout NFL history, LOSING TEAMS that the QB with highest yards/TD passes , but since Polians/Dungy changed the rules in 04 allowing losing QB's to become successful,

I only see one loser here and it isn't myself nor the Bears.

 
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