Bears-Giants Preseason 2011

Short post this morning, the morning of preseason contest #2 for the Bears on national television.

The team is returning to the “scene of the crime” from 2010, when the New York Giants sacked Jay Cutler nine times in the first half.  What are you looking forward to seeing tonight?

My thoughts:

- Hoping to see the starters in for at least the first quarter rather than one abbreviated series as they were in the preseason opener.  Yet should a key player get hurt, I’d be disappointed.

- Important to see any sign of improved offensive line play, especially from J’Marcus Webb and Lance Louis.

- Without the team revealing anything to tip off the Atlanta Falcons, I’d like to see the Bears try to engineer something on offense with the starters in play.

- Will linebacker Brian Iwuh be able to hold his own in Lance Briggs’ “will” ‘backer spot?

Just a few thoughts.  How about you?

5 Responses to “Bears-Giants Preseason 2011”

  1. OL is the obvious group to watch. I know what you mean about engineering something on offense, but I can’t ever remember this happening in the preseason during the Lovie era. I except things to be vanilla as possible, on both sides of the ball.

  2. Good point Andy, that has always been a trend in the Lovie years. Preseason or not it’s always good to see Bears football.

  3. I think the o-line stood up pretty well. My friend thinks Webb is horrible but I think he did ok. Carimi was impressive. As for Roy Williams, there’s no doubt in my mind that I will hate him something fierce within the next 6-8 weeks.

  4. @ Perno: My thoughts exactly on Williams. I have a feeling that he is going to be an afterthought by Week 3. Muhsin Muhammad 2.0.

    I liked what I saw out of Sanzenbacher. The kid looks like he’s here to play some football. I can only hope that the Bears actually choose to develop a wide receiver that will be here for the duration rather than picking up old free agents every year. Get Cutler a decent target that will be here for more than a year.

    I though the O-line held up rather well considering. The jury is still out on them. Time will tell.

  5. Good to see you back Perno! And thanks for the comments Andy & Brad.

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