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Saints Beat Bears at Soldier Field. Rapid. Fire.

| October 6th, 2013

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Bears move to 3-2 on the season. Is it devastating? No. But are there things to be learned? Of course. Rapid fire.

  • It seems the Bears are a very good reactive coaching staff. They come out of the break with an understanding of the defense and move the ball much more effectively. If Marc Trestman is going to become an elite head coach he’ll need to be able to make those kinds of adjustment DURING the game.
  • Not bad, Adam Podlesh.
  • I’m tired of seeing Robbie Gould attempt onside kicks.
  • If you were to give academic grades to players you’d give Alshon Jeffery an A+.
  • What would yo give Earl Bennett? (F?)
  • Lance Briggs played a wonderful game. Really, though? You jump there? When the whole world knows they’re not running a play?
  • I thought Shea McClellin played well.
  • Hell the entire defense played well. The Saints were always going to score 20-25 points against the Bears this week and it was incumbent upon the Bears to match those points.
  • James Anderson should be brought back in 2014.
  • I don’t know how different this system is from last year’s but Major Wright seems lost in it.
  • How many good things does Eric Weems do each season? 1?
  • I thought Matt Forte would be the difference between the Bears and Saints today. Forte wasn’t good.
  • Saints know how to run a screen. It’s almost beautiful to watch.
  • Marc Trestman and Aaron Kromer can’t let Jay Cutler be hit as many times as he was today. They were hired to do the opposite. Cutler wasn’t hit because of player error. He was hit because Rob Ryan brought more rushers than the Bears could block and they didn’t adjust. That is inexcusable.
  • But I loved Trestman declining the hold and taking the down loss. I’ve wanted coaches to do that for years and they seem to hate it.
  • Have to look at tape to evaluate offensive linemen but didn’t think they played poorly.
  • Earl Bennett did.

These are just the rapid fires. But the Bears have made one thing certain: Thursday night’s home game against the Giants is now an absolute must win. If they lose Thursday night, the season becomes a difficult journey.

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