NFL  > Chicago Bears  > So what do the Bears do now after the NY massacre?
October 4, 2010, 03:41 AM
We looked bad. Real Bad,worse than any Chicago Bear fan could have had a nightmare about. Our OL was the worst disaster since I've been watching the Bears since 1965 or so!!! And I remember a 1-13 season in there!!! Is it fair to ask Cutler or Forte/Taylor to play behind them? So what could help? Could we trade for Logan Mankins? Would the price be too high? Any other trades? Can Tice coach up these players? Can Lovie bench them all? What about a running game? Why didn't Martz go to shorter passes? Why didn't Lovie put Martz in at QB? And Tice in the OL? This exposed a weakness that the entire NFL will take advantage of so how many more wins can we even hope for? It's only one loss but to look at it it was probably a sign of things to come with the Giants only showing the rest of the NFL a roadmap. That look of horror on Lovie's face was a face looking in a mirror at a fired head coach. Nothing could have exposed us worse than this. Sure there are teams that won't be able to do what the Giants were able to do to us due to lack of personel but most teams will use this as how to beat the Bears in 2010 101. Prayer asking for a miracle might be the only answer.
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October 4, 2010  05:19 AM ET

The Colts kicked the **** out of the Giants. The Jags beat the Colts. Where does that leave us? After watching that bloodbath there is just nothing good to take out of the performance. One more concussion for Cutler and he could be put on IR - which is *very* likely seeing the pathetic blocking he's getting. I've seen enough of Todd Collins thanks. We really have to concentrate on correct game-plans to finish off the Packers and Queens that somehow limit damage to Cutler, utilising pissy receivers and no O-line to speak of. What a difference a week makes ...

And what happened to our #1 run defense? They crapped themselves too.

Ahmed Bradshaw - 23 rushes 129 yds and a TD
Brandon Jacobs - 6 rushes 62 yds and a TD

Can't stop the run now either ...

We're looking like the team that was *really* lucky to be 3-0. Barely beat the Lions. Packers beat themselves. R#ped by the Giants. Tell me I didn't just see what I saw. The band is playing 'Nearer God to thee' ....

October 4, 2010  05:21 AM ET

I mean good God, Cutler hit 20 times tonight at a conservative estimate. 0 of 13 third down conversions. Zero. Bupkis. Nada. Zilch. Useless.

October 4, 2010  10:04 AM ET

The line is to blame for most of the Giant meltdown, however the Q.B. does have to share some of the blame. I understand the O-Line is at fault but Cutler has to be aware of were the blitz is coming from and look for the open man to that side, also on his three step drops needs to be getting rid of the ball as the back foot is planted on the third step.

I will say though the O-Line is where most of the blame lay, Cutler was shell shocked and when you don't trust the line to hold up Q.B.'s start to watch the rush rather than down field going through their reads and progressions.

The line was a glaring weakness in the pre-season and they were able to overcome their ineptness in some earlier games but it's obvious now and if it isn't addressed could be the downfall on the season.

The coaches also have to share some of the blame as does the injury to Williams play a part as well. The coaches have been rotating the R.T. spot between Shaffer and the rookie Webb the line has to jell and play with cohesion and that's hard to do when your rotating players every other series. The coaches need to pick who is going to play R.T. and stick with it, also I have to wonder what happens when Williams is healthy again, either he is the L.T. or isn't and will they move Omiyale back to R.T. and if so what happens to the rookie Webb? The coaches has some decisions to make and the line is in disarray which does not bode well going into the second quarter of the season it will be interesting to see how it all plays out to say the least.

October 4, 2010  10:06 AM ET

The line is to blame for most of the Giant meltdown, however the Q.B. does have to share some of the blame. I understand the O-Line is at fault but Cutler has to be aware of were the blitz is coming from and look for the open man to that side, also on his three step drops needs to be getting rid of the ball as the back foot is planted on the third step.

I will say though the O-Line is where most of the blame lay, Cutler was shell shocked and when you don't trust the line to hold up Q.B.'s start to watch the rush rather than down field going through their reads and progressions.

The line was a glaring weakness in the pre-season and they were able to overcome their ineptness in some earlier games but it's obvious now and if it isn't addressed could be the downfall on the season.

The coaches also have to share some of the blame as does the injury to Williams play a part as well. The coaches have been rotating the R.T. spot between Shaffer and the rookie Webb the line has to jell and play with cohesion and that's hard to do when your rotating players every other series. The coaches need to pick who is going to play R.T. and stick with it, also I have to wonder what happens when Williams is healthy again, either he is the L.T. or isn't and will they move Omiyale back to R.T. and if so what happens to the rookie Webb? The coaches has some decisions to make and the line is in disarray which does not bode well going into the second quarter of the season it will be interesting to see how it all plays out to say the least.

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October 4, 2010  10:33 AM ET

Sorry about the game in NY, Bears fans. I had hope but the O-Line just threw "look out" blocks rather than NFL blocks. I hate to suggest this given the performance of the other QBs, but I think Cutler probably should sit the next week to make sure his head is good...he cant take another beating like that any time soon. I expected the Giants to bring the house, but I expected Tice and the O-Line to put up some resistance. Things should start to look up with the Panthers next on the list. Good luck...it will get better, your D is lights out still.

October 4, 2010  10:44 AM ET
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Sorry about the game in NY, Bears fans. I had hope but the O-Line just threw "look out" blocks rather than NFL blocks. I hate to suggest this given the performance of the other QBs, but I think Cutler probably should sit the next week to make sure his head is good...he cant take another beating like that any time soon. I expected the Giants to bring the house, but I expected Tice and the O-Line to put up some resistance. Things should start to look up with the Panthers next on the list. Good luck...it will get better, your D is lights out still.

Thanks JD. and I agree Cutler should maybe sit next week, I guess it's all up to whether he passes his concussion tests or not.

Congrats on the Denver win, amazing what Orton can do with some good coaching something he never got in Chicago under Turner.

October 4, 2010  10:55 AM ET

Orton is really doing it all right now. He reminds me of Rich Gannon...not a powerful thrower...but accurate and strong enough to get the ball into close spaces. He is a good QB. The Broncos have to figure this running game out...they like the Bears are going to get their QB killed if they cant take some of the load off him. The Bears D is outstanding...just need to get rid of Lovie and draft O-Linemen the entire draft in 2011. Things will improve this week against Carolina...I hope the Bears just beat the living hell out of 'em.

October 4, 2010  11:09 AM ET
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The Bears should just give up, their season is over. The Giants showed everyone in the league how to beat them!

Stay classy, ugliness is unbecoming.

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October 4, 2010  11:13 AM ET

GSH...who is the British chick in the picture?

October 4, 2010  12:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Thanks JD. and I agree Cutler should maybe sit next week, I guess it's all up to whether he passes his concussion tests or not.Congrats on the Denver win, amazing what Orton can do with some good coaching something he never got in Chicago under Turner.

Agreed. Throw in some actual offensive weaponry and there's no telling what one can do.

October 4, 2010  12:13 PM ET
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Sore losers

Wow... really?

October 4, 2010  12:20 PM ET
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well for starters, he needs to start stepping into throws while under pocket pressure...then he'll actually throw to his own team more than his opponents ...2ndly he needs to stop just looking deep &/or for Olsen ...3rd he needs to stop trying to rollout/scramble so much (which ties into #1 as to why he throws off his backfoot) ...he's a giant PUSS, bottomline...if he know's he's gonna get hit, he either hurry's his throws or tries to run to open space so he can step into it.... if not for the over reaching 'helmet to helmet' rule, cutler would have 3 more turnovers to his record right now...all his fault

Actually, I was commenting on Kyle Orton's success in Denver...

October 4, 2010  02:42 PM ET

I wouldn't go in panic mode in Bear nation... Although we'll see when the injury report comes out. Maybe the Bears went in with a soft game plan but the Giants D-line was basicly given a shot of cocaine, In honor of LT (Kidding..kind of) I can't imagine if Kiwi was playing also but it looked like the Bears went in soft and before they could adjust cutler was on his butt for the 8th time... One question I have for the bears, Why Tood Collins as a back-up? I really had no clue who was baking Cutler all year and when I saw it was Collins... I was thinking..REALLY? You could have got Quinn, Sage Ros..made a deal for Leinert...???

October 4, 2010  03:51 PM ET
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Lucky win the Pack got over the Lions...

no luckier than the Bears however...

It'll be interesting to see if Cutler can play next week. Heck, is Collins gonna be able to play next week, he got wrecked. I was excited to see the Bears lose (Packers fan), however no one ever wants to see a player injured so i wish the best for Cutler. I have to agree with Sam, it's one game, got 12 more so it's not panic time quite yet. You should win at least 3 of the next 4 (I hinge that based on which Seahawks show up and the Redskins, they've been a surprise)

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October 4, 2010  05:13 PM ET

Just admit it Insane Jane the Lions aren't what everyone thinks they are!!! lol They are actually better and might win more than 5 or 6 this season. For them that's a step up. No sarcasm intended. Just watch out for them the next time, we will be that's for sure.

 
October 4, 2010  05:24 PM ET

jcc1 why all the hate for QB's? Are you a QB that has been forced out of playing in disguise? I mean Romo, Anderson, and now Cutler what gives? Am I missing any others? It's not just the Bears and Cutler EZ click on his handle and read what else he has written. By the way what does jcc1 mean? Do you enjoy enraging people? Do you want a sermon? I'll be glad to oblige you if you insist. In other words say what you mean just don't say it so that people are aggravated by it. You can say almost anything if you use the English language properly and POLITELY. I know it takes some intelligence but I'm SURE YOU can figure it out if you want to. You just need the proper motovation and motovators.

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