No-huddle is a yes for the Bears

No-huddle is a yes for the Bears

There are 38 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Oct 28, 2008, titled No-huddle is a yes for the Bears. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

It always has been easier to bash the no-huddle offense than it has been to stop it.

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paintsplatter

Chicago, IL

#1 Oct 28, 2008
It's about time the Bears got into the 21st Century as far as play calling!

One of the reasons they did'nt do this before was because Grossman was to stupid to read a defense!
BensonSucks

United States

#2 Oct 29, 2008
Was ??

Grossman still is unable to effectively read defenses, that's why Kyle was able to beat im out in pre-season. Too many mistakes and poor decisions have derailed the mad bomber, Rex Grossman.

Kyle Orton on the other hand is light years ahead of sexy Rexy as a complete QB. Once Orton masters his touch on those deep passes he will become an elite QB in the league.

Turner hopefully will increses the percentage of running the no-huddle from 20% to say the 75% range. It is obviously an effective tool, opposing defenses become extremely limited in personel rotations and Orton has nearly a perfect QB rating when using it with ZERO turnovers....

Go Bears !!
BHH

Bradenton, FL

#3 Oct 29, 2008
Actually and if we are sticking to facts, the first time the Bears tried the no huddle, Rex went down the field for a TD in 6 plays at the beginning of the game.

They never used it again in that game, and afterwards when being interviewed about the drive and no huddle, Rex replied he liked it and wished they would have done it again and more often in the future. They didn't. Rex also asked for working out of the shot gun, which he was use to from college, but they didn't do that either. This year they are doing both...things that Rex asked for and didn't get.

Now go ahead, start bashing me and Rex. But facts are facts.
Iowa Bears fan

United States

#4 Oct 29, 2008
Not a big Rex fan but BHH you are right about those facts but you forgot one. I recall when people asked Turner why he did continue to run the no huddle against the Chargers last year his reply was they would have stopped sooner or later so we just stopped using it. Which left everyone scratching their heads thinking why stop doing it till they stop you.
CalChiFan

Lombard, IL

#5 Oct 29, 2008
BHH wrote:
Actually and if we are sticking to facts, the first time the Bears tried the no huddle, Rex went down the field for a TD in 6 plays at the beginning of the game.
They never used it again in that game, and afterwards when being interviewed about the drive and no huddle, Rex replied he liked it and wished they would have done it again and more often in the future. They didn't. Rex also asked for working out of the shot gun, which he was use to from college, but they didn't do that either. This year they are doing both...things that Rex asked for and didn't get.
Now go ahead, start bashing me and Rex. But facts are facts.
BHH, there is a BIG difference between Rex'es no huddle and Orton's. Orton is managing the offense, hence has the option to call his own plays. Rex was just taking pre-called plays and executing them. No defensive reads or adjustments. Watch old tapes of Rex and watch how fast he runs to the line of scrimmage, gets under center and starts calling plays. You would never see Rex look the defense over, fake a hut and see the defense reaction, emphatically point out safeties and linebackers, or any of the things a QB does to manage the game. And why was Rex never in the shotgun? Even when Rex was the anointed starter, when Orton did get a chance to play, Orton used the shotgun. Was that exclusively Turner's fault? I don't think so. I don't think Rex liked the shotgun. On top of bad mechanics, HORRIBLE footwork (the worst in the business), no leadership skills on the sidelines, lack of improvement, NEVER reviewed aerial photos of previous plays while the defense was on the field... the list goes on and on. Rex is NOT the guy you want QB'ing a pro football team. Let the guy R.I.P.
Trier Alum 03

Chicago, IL

#6 Oct 29, 2008
Can we PLEASE stop the Rex v Orton debates? Can we have meaningful discussiions about starters? What is up with Lloyd? How does Williams look in practice? Is Gould going to be able to kick a damn touchback? Whats up of K Jones? These are things I want to hear about!
George

Carol Stream, IL

#7 Oct 29, 2008
Orton has done very well in the no huddle offense this season so far. I say keep it going. Kyle seems to be very aware of where everyone on the field is and is taking what the defense gives him and more. And because Kyle spreads the ball around so well, defenses don't know how to prepare for him. He doesn't have a "favorite receiver" or a "go-to-guy". He hits whoever is open. Once the running game picks up and our defense stiffens, we will be a force to reckon with.

And please leave Rex out of this. Like CalChiFan said, let the guy rest in peace.

GO BEARS!!! NFC NORTH CHAMPIONS!!!!
SANDMAN

Mundelein, IL

#8 Oct 29, 2008
BHH-

You also realize when they did run Shotgun, Rex's sack percentage was almost 3 sacks in 5 snaps if I remember correctly.

Rex had no poise in the pocket, not sure why that never developed with him. I was one of his biggest defenders, but now I realize that Kyle is the better QB in and out of no huddle. Rex did well for the beginning of 06, then something shook loose and he lost his confidence.
K20A2_S

Houston, TX

#9 Oct 29, 2008
one day..........just one day..........I'll click on a Bears thread where Rex Vs Orton is not brought up.

nah........Cubs will probaby win a WS before you losers stop arguing that......
The R

Park Forest, IL

#10 Oct 29, 2008
BHH wrote:
Actually and if we are sticking to facts, the first time the Bears tried the no huddle, Rex went down the field for a TD in 6 plays at the beginning of the game.
They never used it again in that game, and afterwards when being interviewed about the drive and no huddle, Rex replied he liked it and wished they would have done it again and more often in the future. They didn't. Rex also asked for working out of the shot gun, which he was use to from college, but they didn't do that either. This year they are doing both...things that Rex asked for and didn't get.
Now go ahead, start bashing me and Rex. But facts are facts.
"Rex is our quarterback."

Not.
quills

Wayne, IL

#11 Oct 29, 2008
Hey Pompei how many games of football have you coached? I am willing to bet none! Am I right? What gives you the knowledge or right to suggest what the Bears should do? It really pains me to read the suggestions you so called writers write about. You have absolutely no experience in coaching anything but maybe your kids little league game even if you have that. Stick with you Monday morning Qb'ing, it fits your style more.
Jim from Omaha

Omaha, NE

#12 Oct 29, 2008
No one should look past the Lions game but after watching Albert Haynesworth sucking wind in the Monday night game against Indy I hope Turner makes it a big part of the game plan vs the Titans in Week 10.

“The quo has no status”

Since: Oct 08

Glen Ellyn, IL

#13 Oct 29, 2008
BHH wrote:
Actually and if we are sticking to facts, the first time the Bears tried the no huddle, Rex went down the field for a TD in 6 plays at the beginning of the game.
They never used it again in that game, and afterwards when being interviewed about the drive and no huddle, Rex replied he liked it and wished they would have done it again and more often in the future. They didn't. Rex also asked for working out of the shot gun, which he was use to from college, but they didn't do that either. This year they are doing both...things that Rex asked for and didn't get.
Now go ahead, start bashing me and Rex. But facts are facts.
Yeah, it's a big conspiracy by the Bears. Like an NFL team is going to put a season in the dumper just to make ONE PLAYER look bad. The reason they didn't use it is because they didn't prep for it in the pre-season. Bad choice? Definitely, but if you still think Grossman is a superior quarterback than Orton, you are extremely delusional. Take off your rectal helmet and come to the realization that Rex is mentally deficient when it comes to the Q.B. position.
George

Carol Stream, IL

#14 Oct 29, 2008
I think I heard on ESPN yesterday that Lloyd should be good to go on Sunday. That's pretty big boost for our offense. Kevin Jones on the other hand has disappeared. But like I said before, the colder it gets, the better good RBs do. We may need both of them this winter.

On another note.... I hope I see some bump and run coverage this week. If you look at how the better defenses are playing right now, they are all going bump and run. Why? Because it works. It slows the WRs from getting open and it gives your d-line an extra or 2 to get to the QB. Just a thought though.

GO BEARS!!! NFC NORTH CHAMPIONS!!!!
Da Church of Da Coach

Normal, IL

#15 Oct 29, 2008
quills wrote:
Hey Pompei how many games of football have you coached? I am willing to bet none! Am I right? What gives you the knowledge or right to suggest what the Bears should do? It really pains me to read the suggestions you so called writers write about. You have absolutely no experience in coaching anything but maybe your kids little league game even if you have that. Stick with you Monday morning Qb'ing, it fits your style more.
Hey quills how many sports articles have you written? I am willing to bet none! Am I right? What gives you the knowledge or right to suggest what Pompei should do? It really pains me to read the suggestions you so called fans write about. You have absolutely no experience in writing anything but maybe your kids little league permission slip. Stick with your Monday morning internet postings, it fits your style more.

See how easy that was ... posting on the internets is fun. By your logical fallacy, no one has a right to complain or suggest about anything unless they have prior experience.

... I've never been the President of the US so I shouldn't vote?
... I've never played in the NFL so I can't call Ced Benson a bust of epic proportions?
... I've never built a house so I can't biatch if my contractor does a shoddy job?

Think through your comments ... then post. Also, you absolutely added nothing to this discussion EXCEPT to be a shining example of what NOT to post.
Chris

Omaha, NE

#16 Oct 29, 2008
Its only Wednesday this week is lasting forever
quills

Wayne, IL

#17 Oct 29, 2008
Da Church of Da Coach wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey quills how many sports articles have you written? I am willing to bet none! Am I right? What gives you the knowledge or right to suggest what Pompei should do? It really pains me to read the suggestions you so called fans write about. You have absolutely no experience in writing anything but maybe your kids little league permission slip. Stick with your Monday morning internet postings, it fits your style more.
See how easy that was ... posting on the internets is fun. By your logical fallacy, no one has a right to complain or suggest about anything unless they have prior experience.
... I've never been the President of the US so I shouldn't vote?
... I've never played in the NFL so I can't call Ced Benson a bust of epic proportions?
... I've never built a house so I can't **** if my contractor does a shoddy job?
Think through your comments ... then post. Also, you absolutely added nothing to this discussion EXCEPT to be a shining example of what NOT to post.
What are you Pompei's mother or agent? Anything written in the paper is subject to criticizm and I did just that. Hey dimple d_ck I can write anything I want, just like you. Wonder that you can read, sure can't write. Go back to your farm and leave others alone. Responses are for what is written not spending time to answer moorons like you.
Philo

Palmetto, FL

#18 Oct 29, 2008
Gee and last year it was a 'gimmick' play like the shotgun according to Turner. Even Grossman was highly successful with it with a worse line.

Since: Jul 08

Windsor, Ontario

#19 Oct 29, 2008
The no-huddle worked great on the Bears in the Tampa Bay overtime game - can still see them calling time-out just to catch their breath! How embarassing!
GO BEARS, TEAR 'EM UP!!!
Da Church of Da Coach

Normal, IL

#20 Oct 29, 2008
quills wrote:
<quoted text>
criticizm ... Wonder that you can read, sure can't write ... Responses are for what is written not spending time to answer moorons like you.
Priceless! LOL

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