Jahns Responds to Nightmare Loss
Here are three POSITIVE points Adam made in the Sun-Times:
4. The Bears missed linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski (four tackles on Bucs’ first drive). Christian Jones missed Jacquizz Rodgers in the backfield on his one-yard touchdown run.
Kwik looked terrific when this game began. He was firing at the line of scrimmage. And then, injury. Because it’s totally normal for a starter and his backup to both tear their pec muscles in consecutive weeks. Remarkable how many rosters are already being decimated just two weeks into the season.
8. Want a positive? Bears rookie safety Eddie Jackson was strong in run support. He’s made a concerted effort to improve his tackling.
9. One more positive? Bears nickel back Bryce Callahan rebounded from his tough Week 1 and nearly had two interceptions. He was active and very close to big plays.
Jackson, Callahan and Kyle Fuller are all playing at a solid level and I expect all three to improve as the season progresses.
5 Around the League Thoughts
Literally found my eyes wandering from the Bears game during the second half Sunday. So I saw quite a bit of the league.
(1) Dak Prescott is really a poor thrower of the football. I think he has enough intangibles to have a successful career in the league but that arm is never beating anyone from the pocket.
(2) Seattle and the Giants should be on the phone with Houston non-stop in an attempt to acquire left tackle Duane Brown. Brown is holding out, has told Texans he won’t report til after Week 7 and those clubs are simply desperate for OL help.
(3) How can the Saints just never get defense right? You’d think, by chance, they would stumble upon a few decent players. But that is one of the worst groups in the sport year-in-and-year out. After the first quarter yesterday, I thought Tom Brady was going to throw for 700 yards.
(4) Cam Newton should be a warning to Mitch Trubisky. It doesn’t matter how big and strong you are in the NFL. The human body can only take so many hits. Newton looks like a shell of himself.
(5) I am not sure the Packers are any good.
When I Would Have Fired John Fox
Still can’t believe John Fox punted on 4th & 2 at his own 47 w/ 1:12 left in 1st half. Down 23-0, they had to score before halftime.
— Adam Hoge (@AdamHoge) September 18, 2017
- Mike Silver with a cool profile of the offensive makeover Mike McCoy has orchestrated in Denver. Several people have told me McCoy got a bum rap in San Diego and will be a successful head coach in his second stint. One wonders if he may not be interviewing at Halas Hall come January.
- Brad Biggs thinks the Bears will be having “high-level talks” this week about making a change at the QB position. When they make that change – and it should have been made a month ago – they should seriously consider releasing Mike Glennon. What purpose does he serve as a backup?
- Greg Gabriel was not thrilled with Bill Barnwell’s piece on Colin Kaepernick. Barnwell’s defense was solid: “in a league where Mike Glennon’s getting $15 million/year, don’t see how Kaep isn’t worth a roster spot.” He’s not wrong.
- Paul Domowitch, one of my favorite beats in the country, talks about Carson Wentz inching closer to greatness. Good piece to help fans understand the journey of a young quarterback in the NFL.
- Did Jay Cutler throw the worst Hail Mary in the history of the NFL? CLICK HERE and judge for yourself.