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Still just running up the middle

September 28, 2014

That play to Bennett seemed like the only one where they gained nice yardage on the outside of the field.

Running up the middle

September 28, 2014

Trestman is going to do this all day – if not runs watch for a ton of screens. Ugh.

Packers/Bears Preview

September 28, 2014
  • Not much to add from the Pre-Preview, but I am not too confident today. I do think the Packers know their backs are against the wall and this should bring about a sense of urgency that could help them either win or keep it close.
  • But I think this is a huge game for the Bears too. With Marshall now in the lineup I think they will come out ready to play. If the Bears didn’t have Matt Forte I’d pick the Packers today. But Trestman is too smart offensively to NOT exploit the middle of our defense. This game will be closer than I initially predicted, but I’ll still go with the Bears, 31-27.

Packers/Bears Pre-Preview

September 26, 2014
  • A Pre-Preview apparently means that these are my temporary thoughts about the upcoming game…my official thoughts will be sent out just prior to game time per norm!
  • Like a number of people Rodgers’ imploring fans to “relax” didn’t sit well with me. As it looks like the whole team has been “relaxing” perhaps a bit too much through the first 3 weeks of the season. The necessary sense of urgency doesn’t seem to be there. I’m not saying the guys aren’t trying – but I am saying that especially in Game #1 and Game #3, the team was acting like it had 2-3 MORE quarters to play than it did. They are lacking a sense of urgency.
  • If Rodgers wants us to relax I’d strongly suggest he and the offense in particular come out on fire – just picking the Bears apart. It’s possible that this is exactly what happens. And that of course would be great as we’d grab the lead forcing Cutler to…well…be himself when playing catch-up (…turnovers). That would be great.
  • But as I sit here right now I don’t think that’s what will happen. As much as the Bears D is iffy, they have shown better the last couple weeks (or at least shown something). And my concern is that unless Rodgers and the offense pull off a nearly perfect offensive game (one marked by a huge injection of urgency), the Bears potent offense is the one that could bust out to a big lead, leaving the Packers scrambling to catch-up yet again.
  • My Friday score prediction is Bears 31, Packers 20. We’ll see how I feel closer to game time.

Rodgers two bad decisions in a row

September 21, 2014

Just bad. What is he doing out there? On that Quarless play why didn’t Rodgers run the ball? He just sat back there with plenty of space to run and chose to try to thread the needle to Quarless. I don’t mind throwing to Quarless who has been open a bunch today but either that was a bad pass or Quarless wasn’t as open as I thought. Bottom line is that Rodgers should have run that ball.

That 4th and 5 decision to throw to Nelson was a really bad one. The chances of completing a pass like that were very low and he didn’t have to throw a 25 yard pass when we just needed 5 yards. I would have liked to have seen a playcall on either 3rd or 4th for Rodgers to just run – on a naked bootleg or something.

Bad decision by Lacy there

September 21, 2014

He could have cut inside but went parallel to the line again. Poor decision.

Finally going back to Quarless

September 21, 2014

Detroit’s secondary is focused on Cobb and Nelson. Quarless has been wide open all day. Keep throwing to them.

Who had the edge there?

September 21, 2014

What? Hawk was, as usual, sucked in the wrong way and Hyde totally missed his assignment there. Two terrible plays. One of the problems I’ve noticed is that because Hawk is often the only ILB in the game for some reason, Hyde ends up having to kind of serve as the other ILB. I don’t understand this lineup. It doesn’t work. I feel like Hyde isn’t a bad player but he’s often playing out of position and it makes him look really bad. That doesn’t excuse that play – Hyde was bad and Hawk was way too easily fooled.

Packers offense just pathetic

September 21, 2014

Short, quick passes with a couple deep ones to stretch out the D. I go back to those 2 passes in a row to Quarless that were very effective. Why stop that sort of thing? On the next play they handed off Lacy for another zero gainer. Go with what works and stick with it until it doesn’t. Go back to short passes and get the TEs involved.

Ok – stop running the ball

September 21, 2014

It’s clear our offensive line isn’t up to the task. It’s just sad. stop running the ball now.


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