How to fix the Bears' defense

How to fix the Bears' defense

There are 113 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Nov 10, 2008, titled How to fix the Bears' defense. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

If probing into the problems of the Bears' defense is getting redundant, imagine how players and coaches feel watching videotape every Monday after another disappointing defensive effort.

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lv bookie

Las Vegas, NV

#103 Nov 11, 2008
bushrags wrote:
What happened to Mark Anderson? Was he 'juicing' in '06-'07?
Would have liked to see more of Marcus Harrison on Sunday, in fact him and Mark Anderson lined up at the same time.
Anyone see Steve Breaston layout for a long pass from Warner last night? Looked alot like the 'overthrown' ball to Hester on Sunday....wonder what happens if Hester lays out....just wonderin'
Keep wondering pally, because you'll never see D.H. layout for anything thrown to him.
Rudy Bukich

Lawrenceville, GA

#104 Nov 12, 2008
The first point here is critical. If the linebackers were in position these inside slants woul be taken away. In the Rivera days they cut the inside zone off and took away the slants. The fake blitz (they blitz less than all but 2 teams) is not tricking anybody

“"let us, at least be civil"”

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#105 Nov 12, 2008
One other problem with the Bears' defense last Sunday was the fact that the Bears' offense, specifically Rex, didn't play well enough to score enough points to win. Three touchdowns shouldn't be an insurmountable lead, yet it felt like one, because the offense was sputtering.
Devin is so over, it might take the rest of the season, but sooner or later opposing teams will realize that Hester is so stuck on himself, he will actually hurt the team catching punts on the five or running out of the end zone for ten yards.
Field position and lack of offensive punch killed the Bears Sunday, the defense can't overcome those massive obstacles.

Rockford, IL

#106 Nov 12, 2008
I haven't read the replies, but I do believe this article address ALOT of my concerns.

Honeslty, do I think Lovie Smith is going to read this and do that?

Nope. He already shows he doesn't even give a shit about his fans.

Bears fan for life, but I need to see changes with the Coaching. There have been more than a few good suggestions.

United States

#107 Nov 12, 2008
I'm glad that all of you fans vent your frustrations here at the tribune or the suntimes. Ever try to ask questions on the Bears web site (Larry Mayer's Chalk Talk)?...or vent frustrations over there...or even attempt to give lovie some pointers?
I believe that he only responds to little kids and must have a huge team of people to filter thru the messages from the frustrated fans....which he will never answer.
The solution for this team is simple...
Fire Lovie, Babich and Angelo...and lets not forget to fire REX.

We fans need to keep the pressure on and maybe Virginia will get tired and fire the whole lot.
Don't worry about Lovie getting out of this mess...because this team is going to loose as long as Lovie continues to tell us that the defense can't play and his defensive scheme is not the problem.
Of course, if Orton gets hurt again and REX quarterbacks, maybe Lovie will get fired sooner.

Tempe, AZ

#108 Nov 12, 2008
How about having the corners not giving the recievers so much cushion at the line of scrimmage. And not maintaining that cushion for the duration of the play. To many times the Bears just keep giving up little short passes and frankly, it's killing them. Also, how about not allowing the corners to shade to the outside of the reciever, and completely allow them to take the inside slant. It's incredible how many times they do that.

Plainfield, IL

#109 Nov 12, 2008
Have the McCaskey's sell the team to someone who will pay for quality players. The McCaskey's are happy with their old 85 superbowl.

Tampa, FL

#110 Nov 12, 2008
Here's the thing David, great suggestions; however, you and I both know that Lovie Smith would never do any of this. He is a stubborn Texan that isn't going to do what makes sense unless it makes sense in his head.

Duluth, GA

#111 Nov 12, 2008
OBAMA wrote:
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin (Ontario, CA)
Opinions Section, B2
November 9, 2008
Guest Columnist: Renford Reese, Ph.D.
The Meaning of Obama’s Victory
When Michelle Obama stated during the presidential campaign that,“For the first time in my adult lifetime I’m really proud of my country” most open-minded people knew what she meant—especially now. I have never been prouder of America. Barack Obama’s monumental presidential victory has inspired hope that America can live up to the egalitarian principles embedded in its constitution. This moment ranks with the Emancipation Proclamation, the ratification of the 13th Amendment, which ended slavery, and the Brown decision as one of the most significant events in the history of U.S. race relations.
The exuberance of this moment parallels the 13th Amendment in many ways. There was euphoria among the slaves that were freed in 1865.
Continue see:
GET THE F OFF of this blog... This is for Football Not politics. You dueshe bag
Bob Wojnarowski

Southaven, MS

#112 Nov 12, 2008
I think you hit the nail on the head on all five of your comments. I just hope Lovie and coachew 3ill actually read your column or that someone on defense posts it on the "Defensive suggestions board" in the locker room. The one thing I am tired of seeing that I don;t think you addressed is the same dang expression on Lovie's face after a sack or another TD on the defense. I think passion starts with the coach and Obama Lovie just does not do it for me.
greg from chicago

Chicago, IL

#113 Nov 12, 2008
I don't want to see Dvorcek on the field ever again...
dr z advice

Steamboat Springs, CO

#114 Nov 12, 2008
Last Week: 10 Chicago Bears (5-4)
Do they ever blitz? Or throw some exotic coverage scheme into the mix? I'm so tired of watching these guys play hard and go down because they were so predictable.

“Stimulate THIS!”

Since: Aug 08

West Frankfort, IL

#115 Nov 13, 2008
_DiMz_ wrote:
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I stopped reading after you claimed you had a "54" Bears jersey for any other reason then the average "joe" supporting there team.....grow up grow a pair girly man, you can only wish to be a number "54" like most of us so cut the ****
YOur post makes NO sense whatsoever.....if you wear a 54 jersey, you are a Bear meathead.....I gladly wear a "40" or a "51" least those guys aren't wiggers.

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