There is very little drama to writing about yesterday’s performance by the Chicago Bears. It was a simple game to dissect. Let’s get right to it.
- Jimmy Clausen is dreadful. And with word across the internet yesterday suggesting Jay Cutler tore his hamstring and may miss up to six weeks, the Bears can’t rationalize putting Clausen under center for the next month while actually claiming they are trying to win games. Clausen overthrew open receivers deep, threw balls to the feet of guys running basic crossing routes and just generally looked like he was completely incapable of executing the most basic of game plans. If David Fales is breathing he should start against Oakland next week.
- There is no point in commenting on anything else offensively. It is impossible to execute as an offense when you’re quarterback is non-professional.
- But if Jermon Bushrod misses significant time with his brain bruise, Bears might want to move Kyle Long over to the left side sooner than later.
- Pernell McPhee looked possessed.
- Jarvis Jenkins was excellent.
- Did Seattle really run Dave Toub’s punt return against the Bears?
- Robbie Gould the only kicker in the league incapable of touchbacks?
- Why is Brock Vereen on this team?
- Pat O’Donnell is one of the best punters in the sport right now.
- Kyle Fuller improved. From the Sun-Times: “I feel like confidence is something I’ve had — something that you’ve got to have as a defensive back,” he said after the game. “Just going out there, playing your technique and being in position.”
- Matt Forte is disappointed. ‘‘I’m not questioning effort or anything like that,’’ running back Matt Forte said. ‘‘I’m just saying everybody across the board — offense, defense and special teams — do we want it? Do they really want it enough? If we’re down or whatever, do we really want it enough to go out there and grind and try to get a win? It’s a question right now if everybody’s all in.’’ If Forte is not in the team’s long-term plans, meaning beyond this season, how can they not be looking to deal him right now?
The Bears are not likely to win a game with Clausen under center. It’s simple as that.