I would love to spend the entire day chewing out Jay Cutler for throwing mindless interceptions. Or Ron Turner for abandoning the run game in a hostile road environment. Or the offensive line for not blocking. Or Pat Mannelly for the single stupidest thing I’ve ever seen done on a football field in a non-motion picture. But I won’t. Because it’s first game of the season.
Were there awful moments last night? Absolutely. But they are – with the exception of injuries – fixable. There were also some terrific moments. Adewale Ogunleye delivered a performance for the ages. Devin Hester and Earl Bennett looked like they might develop into a pretty good starting receiving corps. Kevin Payne and Danieal Manning held the secondary together.
And that’s where the focus should be. The Bears have six days until the champs come to town and there’s no time to dwell on a missed opportunity to win a division road game. Some games are best moved on from. Last night was one of them.