As promised I’ve made liberal use of the Bears not playing this week and focused on other things. Sorry for the lack of updates. Hope you’re also using this week to get caught up while missing Bears football. Actually good to get the bye out of the way early.
My thought about the next Bears game at Atlanta on 10/18 is that Lovie Smith is really going to need to prove his worth in the two weeks following the bye, then in three tough games in November (49ers, Eagles, Vikings).
It’s one thing to look good against an undermanned Seattle team then Detroit, but another at Atlanta where coach Mike Smith is something like 9-1 at home. And as we’ll all admit, several areas of the Bears’ performances in their 3 wins looked highly suspect.
We’re going to find out either way. I sure hope we find out that Smith and his staff are able to adjust as they have in their 3 wins this season, and are able to shore up some of the maddening bend-but-not-breakiness we’ve seen. And improve the really scary third-and-long defense.
Someone needs to knock off the Vikings and show that undefeated record isn’t quite what it looks like. Hopefully it will be several teams before the Bears meet them, then a Bears victory on November 29.