Bears Win Second Half 27-3

| October 5th, 2009

I turned to my brother at halftime of yesterday’s ballgame and said, “If the Bears don’t win this game by three scores, I quit on Lovie Smith.”  They won by three scores.  I’m still sweet on ya, Lovie.  Here are my thoughts…

  • Game balls to Dave Toub, Brad Maynard, Robbie Gould, Earl Bennett, Johnny Knox and the entirety of our special teams.  Did the Bears start any drives in their own territory in the second half?  Did the Lions start a drive outside their own twenty?
  • There is no game this season I’ll think the Bears are out of. The reason is Jay Cutler.  That’s why we could have given up a decade’s worth of first round draft picks.  As for the touchdown run…that’s enough of that.
  • Lance Briggs can say whatever he wants but he’s turned his game up a notch since Brian Urlacher went down.  Nobody’s played linebacker like this in Chicago in a long time.
  • Mark Anderson?  Tommie Harris?  We have to credit Rod Marinelli for this, right?
  • Another game, another injury.  Let’s hope Devin Hester isn’t seriously hurt.
  • If they re-held the draft today, I think Johnny Knox goes at the end of the first round.  As unique a talent as Devin Hester is, how did we find another one?
  • My gut tells me that Zack Bowman isn’t comfortable sitting back in Lovie’s coverage scheme and would much rather be attacking the football on every throw. 
  • Really like the game that Ron Turner called yesterday and for the past three weeks.  Cutler’s a brilliant talent but Ronny has harnessed that talent brilliantly.
  • He won’t get a lot of press but I think Chris Williams played a hell of a ballgame.  He’s a giant.
  • How much would you pay for video from the locker room at halftime?
  • Adewale Ogunleye is going to make himself a lot of money.
  • I’ve never played offensive tackle.  On television, blocking Alex Brown looks comparable to standing in the middle of the New Jersey Turnpike at 6:00 pm on a Friday afternoon in the summertime. 
  • If the Bears want to win the Super Bowl, they’re going to need to cover wide receivers.
  • Jason McKie’s total carries this season is on-point.  Zero.
  • Jay Cutler.  Seven touchdowns, one interception since opening night.
  • All that matters is 3-1.  

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