Bears' offensive live must improve......

Bears' offensive live must

There are 22 comments on the story from Aug 17, 2008, titled Bears' offensive live must In it, reports that:

John Tait had no chance. Neither did fellow tackle John St. Clair as Seahawks pass rushers Darryl Tapp and Julian Peterson swarmed Rex Grossman full speed off the edges during Saturday's exhibition.

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Laguna Beach, CA

#1 Aug 17, 2008
Bears' Offensive LIVE must improve fast??? Who proof reads this stuff anyway?

Chicago, IL

#2 Aug 17, 2008
The Bear's O-Linemen got wind burned as the Seahawk's D-Lineman blew by them.........

How many times can the Bears be unprepared for their opponents attack?????

Rosenbloom is right, the Munsters of the Midway will be 4-12!!!!!!!!

Angelo is totally clueless and the exciting Lovie
is in a fog! They must go and the sooner the better!

Northbrook, IL

#3 Aug 17, 2008
Chris Williams what a waste of a draft pick, the Bears should have drafted Mendenhall he's a star athlete, the type who could turn this team around. Williams can't even get on the field and now we're left with this semi-pro looking offense with a defense that should do it's job despite the difficult task at hand. Hester emerging as a wide receiver doesn't seem likely given the group of chumps penciled in on the offensive side of the ball. Bears fans are stupid for supporting this team with continuous sell-outs because it will not give the misers in the front-office incentive to make this team good.
SC Dave

Columbia, SC

#4 Aug 18, 2008
The problem is Ron Turner. All last year they blitzed Grossman, and Turner STILL has not adapted the play book to deal with it. Just how long does Turner have to demonstrate total incompetence until he FINALLY gets fired?

Sioux Falls, SD

#5 Aug 18, 2008
This will be a bad team for at least 6 years. One they get the Offense fixed. This degense will be old. Nothing will change until JA and Loser Smith go. I mean for God's sake, were trying to decide who will be our starting QB from 3 back-up, at best QB's. Our o-line is gauranteed to be the worst in the league and we have completely over hyped Matt Forte. Truth is, Garrett Wolfe is the leadin rusher so far. What a complete joke. As a season ticket holder, we may have to instagate another walk out like we did to get rid of Wanny. Many in my section are alrady talking about it and the season hasn't even started.

Dana Point, CA

#6 Aug 18, 2008
ron turner has not adjusted to pro nfl he keeps calling hi school plays he is a personal friend of the mckaskeys and lovie has no say last year he was crying about greise comeback win without his help then would not call anything on his strengths u think he was'nt glad 2 get out of the chi.

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#7 Aug 18, 2008
it shold be very apparent that harry heidstand cant coach at this level. since the super bowl debacle the game plan for opposing defenses has been to stunt the inside d-line and line backers and to date he hasn't made the teaching points work or the o-line functional. it's all about teaching.
harry''s out of his depth

Omaha, NE

#8 Aug 18, 2008
The problem is 3 fold.

1) No true threat at QB means no need to fear the deep ball

2) Unproven running game

3) Lack of talent on the O-line well...except for Kreutz and Tait

With those problems why wouldn't someone just send 8 men at a time?

Maybe they should start going with a zone blocking scheme .

Chino, CA

#9 Aug 18, 2008
Neither Turner not Rex were at fault for this one. The OL players are the only responsible. Watch the game again and I think only Kreutz did not blow a block. Garza, Tait, Beekman and St. Clair look far below average. The coaches can only do their part to prepare these players, it is up to the players to perform. Either Lovie Smith is love-blinded with his players (specially OL), or Jerry Angelo just enforces his authority to bring his people to the roster. There is a lot of work to do. The best counter to the blitz is pass to the flat. Lets see if they can add 1 + 1 and get the result right.

Dousman, WI

#10 Aug 18, 2008
Gee Vaughn, how enlightening. Youre a master of the obvious, no doubt. Gonna be a long season for those who stick around and wach this mess. Its gonna be ugg-lee.

Elgin, IL

#11 Aug 18, 2008
This whole "basic ball control" mentality is miserable cover for a "prevent offense".

And it's certainly no excuse for a QB who's never mastered basic ball handling - or for the most neglected OL in the league. This all leads to an exhausted, albeit talented defense, and butt-ugly results.

Earth to Bears: scoring points facilitates ball control.
Walter Butch Brzeski


#12 Aug 18, 2008
Turner's Hooches

One has to wonder with the way Ron Turner's offense and the line played against Seattle, if they were auditioning for the roles in the remake of 'Turner and Hooch'

Macomb, IL

#13 Aug 18, 2008
The problems offensively are:

1) The OL is terrible
2) The WR are below average
3) The RB position isn't particularly good
4) We're still looking for a starting QB
5) Angelo has absolutely NO idea how to put an offense together
6) Turner hasn't had a good year coaching in about a decade
7) Smith's strength isn't exactly on offense ..."rex is our quarterback"...he's stubborn to a fault
8) Our TE's, which everyone talks about, are both pretty good but not world beaters like Gonzalez, Gates, & Clark...they alone can't carry such an inept offense
9) Besides all those problems, we have some potential ;)


#14 Aug 18, 2008
Bring back Jim Finks!!! All football starts with the lines and after all these years why can't the Bears seem to understand. Good lines make average players look better than they are. I'll be happy to consult to the bears and I'll have great lines that will last for 10 years in a very short time. Oh ya, it's time for a new offensive codinator.

Peoria, IL

#15 Aug 18, 2008
Bringing back Jim Finks (deceased) seems more realistic than bringing any life to this horrendous offense.

Chicago, IL

#16 Aug 18, 2008
The Bears better max protect on every play. Either way this will be Rex Grossman's or Kyle Orton's last year. Since the Bears drafted Rex and one lucky Super Bowl appearance it looks like the Bears have come full circle back to Dave Wanstadt's offensive football.
Jim H

San Diego, CA

#17 Aug 18, 2008
With this O-line it's imperative we have a mobile QB and guess what? We have two statues competing for the job. Jeff Garcia would at least give the Bears a chance on offense, but Angelo spent $10 million or so on Griese when that same money could have been spent on Garcia or even Drew Brees in 2006. There are weapons (Hester, Olsen, Forte, Wolfe), but there is no way that Orton or Grossman will have the time or brains or arm to find them.

BTW, since I'm a Bear fan in Southrn California I'm wondering if everyone in Chicago realizes that the Bears offense is laughed at throughout the country. Turn off your local/yokel sports talk shows and listen to someone with an unbiased national perspective. The offense is a disgrace. Maybe someone should buy Virgina McCaskey a Sirius radio so she can hear how the rest of the country belittles her once proud team.
captn obvious Vaughn


#18 Aug 18, 2008
DUH Vaughn Duh... Way to go out on a limb with your Intuitive replies.
Lol I love Tait's comment-"I have some plays I wish I could have had back, especially the one when Rex got hit," Tait said after the Seahawks won 29-26 in overtime. "I have to protect better. I have to pick it up and be ready.

I'm surprised more QB's don't jump down the throats of their teamates more often especially after the way Rex got "CREAMED" Saturday...
If Rex ever gets to start another down in the NFL, he'd better get ready for Blitzes up the middle, until he learns to adjust(Which he never will).
Goodness I'll be so glad when we get a REAL QB... I hate the fact the Bears are not even on the Radar of The NFL talking heads. GET READY FOR A LONG SEASON FOLKS.
Jim Bob

Pensacola, FL

#19 Aug 18, 2008
Like Mr "T" used to say "I pity the fool" that will be forced to play quarterback behind this semi-pro offensive line. I can guarantee one thing ""PAIN"" Ouch, I hurt just thinking about it! If I were the Bears I would go out and buy a twelve pack of disposable quarterbacks. This might let them finish the season with a couple left. Ughh! I hate to watch horror flicks, but, I still love the Bears. Go Bears!.

Atlanta, GA

#20 Aug 18, 2008
Can the greedy ME team players and their agents typical of todays (NFL football is a business) on the offensive line except center, please refuse to accept payment for service unrendered? Or just wash up and get out.

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