Bears lose control, lead, game vs. Panthers

Greg Olsen remained on the ground in disbelief, trying to comprehend how the second of two fumbles squirted through his usually sure hands. Full Story
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Since: Jul 08

Genoa IL.

#1 Sep 15, 2008
The Da#&* Packers can lose arguably one of the best QB`s ever and bring in a new guy and not skip a beat and the Bears can`t find one for 25 years that can hit an open receiver. It is really frustrating to watch this predictable offense year after year after year.
DagoT

United States

#2 Sep 15, 2008
I'm kind of glad I no longer have Direct TV, and that the local radio station that carried the Bears for eons now carries the KC Chiefs. Because now I don't sit at home on Sundays, wasting my life a few hours at a time on the Chi Bears. I've done that for 40 years. BASTA!!!

What do I "miss?" I miss all those player and coach interviews, the ones in which every single, solitary freakin' guy with a mic in his face OVERuses the word "obviously." (Or, as mos affaleets say, "ovvuslee.")

HINT: IF THE PROBLEMS ARE SOOOOOO FRIGGIN' OBVIOUS -- FIX THEM!

Damn!
BearKoolAid

Plymouth, IN

#3 Sep 15, 2008
Mellyman got it right! No QB since McMahon. Bears offense is an embarrassment every year. Rex would have hit Booker for the TD! But he would have fumbled two snaps to make up for that. And why are Bears nibbling on edges with 2 minutes left? Lovie has no idea what he is doing with offense, I am starting to believe he is keeping Turner in check!

Last play, why over think it and not just give it to Forte?
Olsen - another MISS in first round for Angelo!

This is a game Bears should have won. But don't we say that alot as Bears fans?
SAH

Bradenton, FL

#4 Sep 15, 2008
Like all the sportswriters have said, Orton doesn't hurt you enough to lose, he just doesn't help you enough to win. Why play or pay a guy who doesn't help you win? All deep passes were overthrown, so at least he didn't throw a pick. That's the "Orton Way"....don't chance an interception for a TD. Ah, the days of the Bears actually scoring points ended in 2006, when we had a running game (like we do now again with Forte who is better than T. Jones) and a QB who tried to win and wasn't afraid to fail. That's what it takes to be a winner, and one of the reasons we went to the Super Bowl.
MDC

New York, NY

#5 Sep 15, 2008
Orton is just awful. They really need to give Hanie a shot. I saw more fire and talent in him during preseason than Orton and Grossman combined.
jon reva

Elgin, IL

#6 Sep 15, 2008
Time you realize that as other teams will get better the Bears will stay the same and therefore get worse. No talk by the die hard Bear's homers. No air attack. Seventeen unanswered points. Boo hoo baby! Good thing Hester got the green when he did.
Ron Turner

United States

#7 Sep 15, 2008
Someone send help, I'm choking here.

Please bring an offense with you when you arrive.
Mgray

Riverdale, GA

#8 Sep 15, 2008
Want 2 see a REAL coach? Watch the last minute of the Bronco game.
Mgray

Riverdale, GA

#9 Sep 15, 2008
A team with 12 penalities is NOT prepared 2 play football in my opinion. Lovie Smith has 2 go.
Florida Jim

Orlando, FL

#10 Sep 15, 2008
You covered all the mistakes well but penalties never seem to leave a Lovie coached team. If Vasher or McKie played for me they would run wind sprints until they begged for relief.
Vasher was visibly holding his man by his shirt like a childish schoolby-block you bum.
Josh

Saint Petersburg, FL

#11 Sep 15, 2008
Lets give Orton more time guys!!!! He has only played in 21 career games and is still finding his way. He looks so much better than his rookie season i mean come on. He averaged 130 yards per game as a rookie and now he is at 140. That is marked improvement. His play is efficient and steady, no TD's no consistent plays.

You anti Rex fans are killing me. Kyle is what we thought we is, servicable back up who knows the system. Is good for 130 yards per game and again was lucky he didn't have 2 Ints against Carolina.

I called it before the season started. I said Rex would be given a chance at halftime vs the Bucs. I may be wrong on that but it looks like a definite possibility.

Hey Orton fans, welcome to life being a Bears fan. You are now used to the crap Rex fans had to go through and are saying the same things we have been saying for years. Drop passes, untimely fumbles, play calling are the problems, not the QB. Your hatred for Rex just didn't allow you to see what the real problems with the Bears Off were. At least we have a running game again and i can't wait to see a QB in there that can take advantage of a play action pass.
Apollo

Chicago, IL

#12 Sep 15, 2008
Not much good to say about this last game. They looked very good the first half and probably all fell asleep during a Lovie Smith heated pep talk. How could they go from dominating the run to not being able to hold a guy to under 5 yards a carry? Orton was over throwing guys left and right, Olsen was 2 for 2 on fumbling the football, and there were 12 penalties. Just a pathetic second half. I think the players need to forget about this game and just prepare for Tampa Bay.
BigPete

Columbus, OH

#13 Sep 15, 2008
What upsets me most while reading about all the minor misqueues and failures to capitilize on big play opportunities is that the coaching staff had FOUR games to get things right with the offense in the preseason and they wasted them on a farce of a quarterback controversy and a rookie QB that won't be starting a game for a long time.
This coacking staff remains our weakest point, and that is even with consideration towards the hodgepodge offensive line Angelo has assembled.
Billyard

Toronto, Canada

#14 Sep 15, 2008
A tale of 2 halfs:
1st. Half - domination and luck.
2nd. Half - retardation and junk.
When is Lovie going to realize that you can't sit on a small lead and expect to win in the NFL - good teams attack until the opponent is vanquished!
GO BEARS, TEAR 'EM UP!!!
Done

Chicago, IL

#15 Sep 15, 2008
Where's that Bears Swagger that all the players were bragging about in the locker room last week. Getting all fired up about how everyone was wrong about them this year, how they knew what kind of team they have.

Losers, whiners, ingrates. Maybe a few more games like this and they'll be humbled into playing like a team and take responsibility for their own problems.

I'll say it again, this is the least fan-friendly professional team I've ever seen.

Since: Dec 07

DuPage County

#16 Sep 15, 2008
The inherent issue we have here is a tolerance for mediocrity. Orton, while a breath of fresh air from Grossman, is still learning. If he doesn't show some brilliance soon, back to the bench he should go, and give the ball to Hanie.

Clearly management has to bring in a free agent next season at QB to be the caretaker for Hanie until he proves he can or can't get the job done.
Dennis Green

United States

#17 Sep 15, 2008
The Bears ARE WHO WE THOUGHT THEY WERE!!!!

Look guys last week was a fluke, enjoy it, that was your big win of the year.
Mgray

Riverdale, GA

#18 Sep 15, 2008
BigPete wrote:
What upsets me most while reading about all the minor misqueues and failures to capitilize on big play opportunities is that the coaching staff had FOUR games to get things right with the offense in the preseason and they wasted them on a farce of a quarterback controversy and a rookie QB that won't be starting a game for a long time.
This coacking staff remains our weakest point, and that is even with consideration towards the hodgepodge offensive line Angelo has assembled.
100% correct.
Pooledaddy

North Myrtle Beach, SC

#19 Sep 15, 2008
Had Steve Smith played this game the score would not have been close. It would have been the Panthers in a laugher. Watch out NFL when the little/big man returns.
jimbo

Wasilla, AK

#20 Sep 15, 2008
Here's what I saw:

1. Orton is terrible at throws over 15 yards. Then one to Lloyd he had to turn back and catch. But he's tall, avoided oncoming sacks by getting the ball out soon enough. Still staring down receivers

2. Olsen needs to hold onto the ball

3. D is for real/Forte is for real

4. O-line looks pretty damn good

5. Payne had some great hits

6. I'm glad we signed M. Brown, that sack was great. Hasn't lost speed

7. R. Davies should only be slot receiver. Too small, falls down like a strawman, can't block. Put Booker in...he was the receiver deep that Orton missed...by a @##$%@$! mile.

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