The fact that the Bears are 2-1 mainly due to normally reliable kickers for the offseason missing field goals they should have made is troubling.
But there are positives starting with the fact that they are 2-1, plain and simple.
Nice to see Jay Cutler stepping up and being the quarterback most of us here knew he would be despite his opening-night problems.
Zack Bowman has stepped in and outplayed Nathan Vasher, and more importantly stayed healthy. The safeties haven’t been burned by any stupid plays (if you don’t count Greg Jennings’ game-winner when Vasher fell down). That despite starting a rookie (Al Afalava) and another prone to giving up the big play (Danieal Manning).
The receivers certainly are playing better than anyone gave them credit for.
And despite losing their leader in Brian Urlacher, how about the job Nick Roach did in the middle Sunday. Roach was basically the third-stringer, entered after Hunter Hillenmeyer’s injury and played remarkably well for the situation. Granted, the Bears were playing a Seahawk team missing 10+ starters, so there is concern when the Bears face the heavy competition.
But 2-1 definitely feels better than the reverse.