Bears remain a mystery

Bears remain a mystery

There are 29 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Sep 28, 2008, titled Bears remain a mystery. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

You don't try to figure out these Bears. You certainly don't try to get inside their heads and poke around, lest you get stuck inside and start talking in the third person about bandwagon-jumping or a lack of ...

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hodeho

Chicago, IL

#1 Sep 28, 2008
Rick, were you watching the same game as I was? Orton had a great first half. I was really encouraged. But his third quarter was the worst I have ever seen. Do you understand that he had three horrible turnovers in the third quarter alone? That wasn't a bad exchange between Orton and Jones -- Jones didn't take the ball, as planned, and Orton dropped it. What would you be writing if Rex Grossman had three turnovers in a quarter?

The fact is that the Bears' offense totaled only about 250 yards in the game, which is putrid. For you to say that Orton did a "fairly realistic imitation of a healthy Tom Brady" is moronic. He had a passer rating of 75.5, and that does not take into account the two fumbles. This is well under an average NFL quarterback rating, and way, way, less than what a healthy Tom Brady accomplishes.

I know that the dregs of the journalism world migrate to the sports pages. Knowing that, feel free to think a little, or look up a few statistics, before you start gushing about the quarterback or the offense when it was only the tenacity of the defense that won the game.

Since: Sep 08

Bloomington,IL

#2 Sep 29, 2008
Just don't know what to expect. Only thing that's certain here is that Lovie and Jerry will get a good nights sleep. Feelings will last until next week.
Irish Bears Fan

Thailand

#3 Sep 29, 2008
Well done Bears. For a difficult starting schedule, 2-2 is not too shabby. Before all the Wrecks fans start moaning, Kyle threw 3 TDs in one half of football. There were some errors. He's a work in progress. Remember how much time Wrecks was given and move on. We won't play teams as good as the Eagles every week, it's time to rack up some wins now.
dex

Des Plaines, IL

#4 Sep 29, 2008
We should be 0-4 based on everything we saw and read in the pre-season. Colts, Panthers, Bucs, Eagles and the Bears come out 2-2?! Any team in the league would take that outcome. This scragly bunch is for real.
Steve K

Leawood, KS

#5 Sep 29, 2008
The Bears play a high-energy defense. The games they have won have been at night with cooler conditions. The games they have lost have been during the day in hotter conditions at Carolina and at home. The defense played well early in those games but ran out of gas in the fourth quarters. And the offense didn't help with all their 3 and out's late in the game which puts the defense right back on the field. What they need is some 4th quarter offense to at least get a few first downs. And some points would be nice.
Scot

North Chicago, IL

#6 Sep 29, 2008
Anybody else concerned that we still don't get much a pass rush with our front four? Seemed like Donavon had all day to throw a pass.
Susan

United States

#7 Sep 29, 2008
Because I now live in Pennsylvania, it is always GREAT when the Bears beat the Eagles. They and their fans are a bunch of thugs, and they deserve to lose everytime.

I will agree with Scot - McNabb had all day in the pocket, but that's something to work on during the week.

The only thing that would have been sweeter is if we had beaten them by one point. I am thrilled.
Bman

Chicago, IL

#8 Sep 29, 2008
dex wrote:
We should be 0-4 based on everything we saw and read in the pre-season. Colts, Panthers, Bucs, Eagles and the Bears come out 2-2?! Any team in the league would take that outcome. This scragly bunch is for real.
And they could have easily been (and probably should be) 4-0
Mgray

Atlanta, GA

#9 Sep 29, 2008
I'll take the win but the reality is the Bears beat an Eagle team missing 4 starters.
Peter Tom Willis

Midlothian, IL

#10 Sep 29, 2008
The linebackers, defensive backfield, Orton and Forte have more than met expectations so far. Special teams has been adequate.

I think the concern is the lack of pass rush on D, and the lack of pass protection on O.
Greg

Willowbrook, IL

#11 Sep 29, 2008
Mgray wrote:
I'll take the win but the reality is the Bears beat an Eagle team missing 4 starters.
The Bears are missing 5 starters: There's Cedric Benson, Michael Haynes, Mark Colombo, Grossman, and Chris Williams. Not to mention Bradley, Bazuin, and Okwo.
Cheech

Moreno Valley, CA

#12 Sep 29, 2008
My only concern was the abandoment of aggressive down-the-field play calling in the second half.
Jane

United States

#13 Sep 29, 2008
I'm liking how Orton is looking. And he is gaining more confidence each week and with each TD.
bronellione

Pahrump, NV

#14 Sep 29, 2008
They still need some new offensive linemen. Orton spent too much time rushing the plays and laying on his back.
Rudy Bukich

Lawrenceville, GA

#15 Sep 29, 2008
Did anyone else notice ALex Brown rushing to a point 10 yards behind McNabb every single play of the game? And then he makes the crucial play f the game and accolodes all around. Maybe he shoudl play the entire game next time.
Gator_Chicago

Chicago, IL

#16 Sep 29, 2008
Rick,
Not so sure about the Bears winning square and fair (or if perhaps your tone was purposely sarcastic)...

but oh boy, are we in trouble! the Bears' offense is pitiful... and our defense is like Rex's last season (sometimes good, sometimes bad)

Lovie should get spanked! how about any consistency!
John F

Easthampton, MA

#17 Sep 29, 2008
I like the way Orton is playing. He's trying to push the ball up the field and attacking the defense when he gets opportunites - there are going to be some turnovers. I really believe his attitude and confidence has evolved, he's getting better everyweek.

Since: Dec 07

DuPage County

#18 Sep 29, 2008
Peter Tom Willis wrote:
The linebackers, defensive backfield, Orton and Forte have more than met expectations so far. Special teams has been adequate.
I think the concern is the lack of pass rush on D, and the lack of pass protection on O.
I'm with you, and I don't buy the concept of injuries causing this. I'd like to know why we have so few sacks when we weapons like Ogunleye, etc...
Damani

Schaumburg, IL

#19 Sep 29, 2008
Bears are a mystery!!! Forte is the only player making plays consistently. Depending on how serious Brandon Lloyd's injury is, he looks like he can be a play maker. The defense just has to put together complete games, but with all these inconsistencies that are being talked about the Bears had a pretty tough first four games and came out 2-2! I see this team only getting better and hopefully that turns into a string of victories and a division title!!!
Dean

United States

#20 Sep 29, 2008
I hate to say it, but Orton seems a step slow and it's only the work of the offensive line that allows him to make plays. I don't think that's correctable.

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