Comments on: ‘Twas the Middle of Packer Week Chicago Bears History Blog by Mon, 20 Apr 2015 22:25:11 +0000 hourly 1 By: Roy Taylor Mon, 27 Sep 2010 15:53:57 +0000 I always attract the Packer fans here for some reason…

All I can say is we’re going to see one way or another Brando. Sorry if you’re offended that I’m supporting my team; that’s what good fans do. Could you be right and might the Packers embarrass the Bears? Sure, I’ve seen it so many times before it won’t phase me. I’m just choosing to believe that this team will get it done.

My argument about Chicago’s pass defense is they don’t care if they’re ranked 32nd in pass defense if they win games. The defense is set up to allow a lot of yards as long as they keep teams out of the end zone. Which is exactly what happened to Tony Romo-his 300+ yards didn’t win the game.

Go Bears.

By: Brando942 Mon, 27 Sep 2010 14:52:40 +0000 So let me get this straight…

Your argument is that the Packers CAN’T run, but the Bears CAN stop the run, and that the Packers CAN throw but the Bears CAN’T stop the pass? That’s why you think Chicago has an advantage? The Packers are going to play to their opponents weakness and Rodgers is going to sling the rock all over Soldier Field tonight. It won’t matter if we can run or not.

Also, you say that Green Bay is ranked 28th in rush defense but you left out that it’s only two games worth of work and one of those was a game where Michael Vick ran for over 100 yards in a game we didn’t gameplan for him playing an extended amount. That’s pretty much a muligan and we won’t be playing a team like that again all season. In our first two games we held the opponents running backs to 35 yards and 103 yards, respectively. We have the number one pass defense and number two overall defense. Strange how you left that out.

Finally, Clay Matthews doesn’t have to get three sacks tonight. All he has to do is draw attention because we have so many playmakers on defense. Another stat that mysteriously didn’t make your post is that not only does Matthews lead the league in sacks, but the Packers lead the league in sacks as a team.

In the end, I’m excited for tonight but I don’t see the Bears hanging around through the third quarter. I predict the Packers to be winning 13-7 at the half and end up winning the game 34-17. Let’s end the non-sense about the Bears being some great team. They got a good win against Dallas and needed a crazy rule to beat the Lions. Just because they’re in Green Bay’s division… doesn’t mean they’re in the same league.

Go Pack Go!

By: Grabber Thu, 23 Sep 2010 15:30:17 +0000 I agree with you that the Bears are certainly capable of beating the Packers. Although the Bears have shown so far that defensively they can be good enough, shutting down the Packers offense, even without Grant, will obviously be a huge undertaking for the secondary. I can also see this game being a shootout.

Packers have some Oline issues of their own, so we need to get get a lot of good pressure on Rodgers early so he does not get comfortable. They’re not good against the run, so maybe Forte and/or Taylor can break out a little bit early to open things up for the rest of the game. I’m already sick of hearing about how great Clay Matthews is. I understand the guy has 6 sacks in two games, and as Roy pointed out, half of those came against the hapless Bills. But I think the hype he’s getting is a little over the top and he’s definitely not going to continue on this pace. If he goes crazy in this game, I will eat crow, but I don’t think he will. To me it just seems like he’s been annointed into a HOF player due to the media’s obsession with his fast start and family history.

By: Wed, 22 Sep 2010 23:42:46 +0000 The great thing I saw from the Bears this Sunday, which gives me hope for the rest of the season, is that Mike Martz’ new system was working. He was able to dictate mismatches with 2 and 3 TE personnel sets as well as with WR alignment that dictated safeties covering WR’s. And he’s the perfect no nonsense coach for someone like Cutler.

By: Perno Wed, 22 Sep 2010 17:42:36 +0000 I’m more afraid of Rodgers doing the 7 and 10 yard dink-and-dunk passes all day than anything. Also if Clay Matthews is blitzing then that means there’s a mismatch out there somewhere, so please Packers send him every play. I like the Bears chances here, and I also love the Christmas undertone of your post. Let the good times roll!

By: sven Wed, 22 Sep 2010 15:52:11 +0000 Right Roy, i’d like to see Forte and Taylor run into them (and through them eventually) and the Bears defense give no chance to their RBs. That should make the difference.
Sure green bay had 4 sacks against buffalo and 6 against Philadelphia. But it’s nothing spectacular since in the other games, buffalo allowed 3 and Philadelphia allowed 5. Plus, if Matthews can be kept away as the bears did with Ware after a while, then you take out 60% of sack chances by green bay (OK, that may be a bit simplistic).

By: Matt "Wiggy" Wiggins Wed, 22 Sep 2010 14:28:02 +0000 The problem I have with the Bears (and I’m a huge Bears fan) is the dang inconsistency – and it’s on both sides of the ball. Cutler’s play is a perfect synopsis of Chicago Bears football – one drive, his throws w/laser-like precision, scrambles to make plays, and is filled with a ‘never say die’ attitude that almost seems reminiscent of Elway, Montana, or Young…guys that left it all on the line and made things happen when it counted.

The next drive, he’s throwing a pass into triple-coverage, making you wonder just what the hell he was thinking.


By: 3000 Wed, 22 Sep 2010 14:24:01 +0000 I don’t doubt that CutlerMartz will find a way to put up some numbers, but you’d better believe Rodgers is gonna keep pace!

And he might not rack up another 3 sacks, but don’t sleep on CM3!