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Audibles From the Long Snapper

| October 28th, 2010

Garza Returns to Right Guard

Brad Biggs is reporting that Roberto Garza will return to right guard position in Toronto, giving the Bears their 412th different offensive line alignment in 2010.  In replacing Edwin Williams, I think Garza-Webb gives the Bears their best chance on the right side.  (I don’t think Webb should move from right tackle for the rest of the season.  I like the kid’s potential.)  Lost in the stat-heavy, Sandra Bullock movie world of perimeter blocking is the fact that the Bears have been getting blown off the ball in the middle of their line.
You Mean, Like, When We Were Winning?
In separate articles, Jay Cutler welcomes the involvement of Chester Taylor and Matt Forte in the passing game and Mike Martz hints at more short passes in the game plan.  Wait a minute, what did I miss?  Wasn’t this what the Bears were doing every week when they jumped out to a 3-0 start to the season?  Isn’t this exactly what the game plans were?  Why did this change in the first place?  Why does this require newspaper column space?  Am I losing my mind?
A Rant About Timing

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler said developing the timing with his receivers is ongoing.

“I think it’s always going to be a process, not only for me, but also for the receivers,” he said. “They’ve got to be at the right spot at the right depth at the right time against the right coverage. There’s a lot of variables involved and it’s a process.

We’re still going through it.”

The receivers and quarterback not being in rhythm with the scheme is not an excuse for the terrible decision-making which led to four game-murdering interceptions against the Redskins.  I simply don’t accept this nonsense that Cutler needs to haphazardly throw the ball to a particular space because Martz’ play-of-the-moment calls for it.  Throw the football away.  Throw the football to a back in the flat.  Use your legs and take off.  I understand the system is difficult to comprehend, I do.  But no more throwing the ball to a spot on the field because, hey, a guy is scheduled to be there.  If a friend of mine is scheduled to land at JFK at 1:45 pm, and I’m picking him up, I don’t just show up at the terminal at 1:45 pm.  I check the flight status because I know sometimes, and often times, things change.  I just hope the Bears, at some point this season, will do the same.

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