10 ways to get Bears' offense in gear

10 ways to get Bears' offense in gear

There are 27 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Oct 2, 2007, titled 10 ways to get Bears' offense in gear. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Lovie Smith's frustration over starting 1-3 made a rare public appearance Monday when he took the bait and offered a Ditka-like reaction to a question guaranteed to get a rise as much as an answer.

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title town

Stevens Point, WI

#1 Oct 3, 2007
Cant waite till the pack puts the final nail in the bears coffin.
That will be there season lol
Jay The Rehab Man

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Oct 3, 2007
title town wrote:
Cant waite till the pack puts the final nail in the bears coffin.
That will be there season lol
Seven years of Wisconsin High School down the drain.

Inver Grove Heights, MN

#3 Oct 3, 2007
Every suggestion made seems to focus on Ron Turners play calling abililty. I think that was why he was replaced the first time we hired him, and I don't see any difference now.

United States

#4 Oct 3, 2007
Flirt with a veteran RB to light a fire under Benson

John Malott

Palm Coast, FL

#5 Oct 3, 2007
You are absolutely right about Hass and Metcalf. If we lose Sunday, you might even consider cutting R. Brown so that the kid Beekman can get involved. Sign Oakley off the practice squad.

I have not liked the Bears' offense since Turner got there. I certainly didn't like it before he got there. Why can't we hire someone with some imagination?

Cleveland, OH

#6 Oct 3, 2007
I read on another blog that you Bears fans are looking for a QB . Alot of you like Browns QB Darek Anderson , well you can't have him . But it might yield something in the off season if DA continues to play well . You may want to go after Brady Quinn . Send us lance Briggs and a #1 and Quinn is yours . You stay with Griese and Rex and you may as well join us in the 7-9 club . If you thought you stunk with Rex this year ,You are really going to suck with Griese .

United States

#7 Oct 3, 2007
Haugh as usual hits the nail on the head. I like the idea using Olsen as an H-back, and I think Hass should be allowed to compete for a 3rd down WR position with the likes of Davis and Moose.
10 dropped passes seems like an underestimation. I could have sworn the Bears dropped 10 last game alone.
Florida Jim

Port Orange, FL

#8 Oct 3, 2007
Try something, anything, to move this lackluster group out of it's rut. "We're a running team"," We're going to win the Super Bowl this year", "Rex is our Quarterback", "Griese is our Quarterback", "Benson is our running back", We don't need to hold on to the ball, our Defense will get it back", Oh, wait that last quote is premature..

Chicago, IL

#9 Oct 3, 2007
the funny thing is the bears will put olsen in at h-back/fullback for play, the play won't produce anything so you won't see him for the entire game.

it happens when hester is in there, they throw to him once, it doesn't fool anyone, bears reaction, "well we tried." and you don't see him on offense again for the entire game.

coaches need to get their heads out of their rears.

is lovie the black version of wannstedt?

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#10 Oct 3, 2007
"Neither quarterback has completed a pass that has traveled more than 20 yards in the air."

Not entirely true. In fact, I think most of the passes that have traveled over 20 yards have been caught - by the opponents.

John Shoop... Terry Shea... Ron Turner... Aren't there any offensive minds out there that have succeeded? I'd think that turning the Bears' offense around would be a ticket to a head coaching gig.

Chicago, IL

#11 Oct 3, 2007
You forgot one - fire Ron Turner! Without him, there are possibilities. With him, we have a long way to fall and no razzle, dazzle, exchanges or new QB's will change anything.


Paso Robles, CA

#13 Oct 3, 2007
Flirt with a veteran RB to light a fire under Benson
Hey, why not ???


#14 Oct 3, 2007
With all this talk about the offense not doing anything so far this season I have seen a few interesting observations.
When was the last time anybody mentioned what a beautifully designed offensive play Ron Turner came up with?Probably never.We go to training camp with some new plays and weapons and get to the regular season and
refuse to use them.Why bother going to camp if you don't
use anything you practice?The coaches can't see that Grossman hasn't progressed along with Benson.Front office
can't admit personnel mistakes and holds the caoches
hostage.I also noticed how a good percentage of older offensive ccoodinators do not attack defenses,just manage
the games.I think it's time to start looking for a new offensive coodinator for next year, somebody with an imagination.I believe every team knows the Bears plays
better than Ron Turner does.

River Grove, IL

#15 Oct 3, 2007
I love your point number 3 - activate Hass. Sure, speed kills, but a team also needs someone who can run a timing route and catch the ball when 5-7 yards are needed to keep a drive alive. Brian Baschnagel, Tom Waddle, and Detroit's Furrey are all good examples of "possession receivers". Of course, you could also utilize the tight end, but in likely blitz situations you need the extra blocking from that position.


#16 Oct 3, 2007
Gee, there seems to be one common denominator - Ron Turner. Do we remember his days with Wannstedt? In fact, probably the only reason he wasn't fired then was he got the job at U of I first. Get somebody with some fire and new thinking.

Elmhurst, IL

#17 Oct 3, 2007
It all falls on Ron Turner, we need a new coordinator. The Bears have plenty of talent at their skill positions, but Turner does not know how to utilize them.

Sharps, VA

#18 Oct 3, 2007
You want 10 ways to improve the offense?
1. Fire Turner
2. Barbeque Turner
3. Tar and Feather Turner
4. Boil Turner in oil
5. Replace Turner with a H.S. coach
6. Keel haul Turner
7. Stretch Turner out on a rack and slowly turn the crank until he's six inches taller
8. Bury Turner in the sand next to an ant hill in Arizona up to his neck and pour honey over his head
9. Send Turner to San Diego and have him do the same for his brother that he's done for the Bears
10. Trade Turner for one of the Packer's tackling dummies

Any one of the above changes should result in an immediate improvement in the offense.

Since: Sep 07

Dallas, TX

#19 Oct 3, 2007
Flirt with a veteran RB to light a fire under Benson
Ricky Williams will light a fire allright, but it won't be under Benson.

River Grove, IL

#20 Oct 3, 2007
Flirt with a veteran RB to light a fire under Benson
You misunderstood... he said light a FIRE, not a doobie!

Sharps, VA

#21 Oct 3, 2007
title town wrote:
Cant waite till the pack puts the final nail in the bears coffin.
That will be there season lol
I wouldn't start banging on that coffin quite yet Cheesy, the Bears have a way of disappointing all you Packer (or is it Puker?) fans. Even Turner finds ways to win at Lambeau.

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