Good thing my wife’s illness prevented me from being in Detroit to see the carnage in person, as I had planned to do. This was actually a hell of a lot closer than I thought it would be-with the entire Bear secondary being out, I expected this to be more like a 34-7 game (with the only touchdown coming from Devin Hester. No surprise there.)
Regarding the quarterback situation, I didn’t agree with benching Rex Grossman this week, but it is what it is. I am fully behind the decision now since it’s been made. My first reaction was “what are the fans going to do the first time Brian Griese throws an interception….boo him off the field too?” Well we’ll know now since Griese threw not one but three interceptions, one for a touchdown. I have to believe a lot of that was due to rust.
Postgame Quick Hits:
Seriously though, did someone cut the balls off this offense, or has the Chicago Bears offense not had any balls since 1995? I fully supported the hiring of Ron Turner (in 1993 and 2005), and laugh at those that bitch about Turner being at fault, but I’m beginning to wonder.
Devin Hester, you are not only rediculous, but you are phenomenal, unbelievable, riveting, and on and on.
Roberto Garza, loved when you helped spring Benson, not only pushing Shaun Rogers out of the way but immediately taking on another guy. But, what the hell is up with your linemates as a group?
Lovie Smith just left the podium after a brief postgame conference, sounding uncharacteristically pissed.
Speaking of Benson, let’s already start planning to draft our next featured back. I don’t want to hear another person say “HOW COULD THE BEARS HAVE TRADED THOMAS JONES!!”. There was no choice but to do something to please Jones. If you want to be mad about something, be mad that they drafted Benson in the first place, as I am (and was on draft day 2005). When Frank Gore went in the third round and Willie Parker was undrafted.
Where the hell was Greg Olsen? On the sidelines? What are you thinking, Lovie?
Way to go special teams, blocking your fourth field goal and an extra point in the fourth week of the season. Unbelievable.
I’m pissed, but not surprised by what happened today. I expected the Lion offense to light up the Bears defense, not be sacked as much as they were. Kudos to the depleted defense.? They can’t win games being on the field the whole game if they’re fully staffed, let alone when they’re decimated by injuries.
But the reality is, the Bears are 1-3, Detroit is 3-1, and the…..just swallowed the vomit that came up….Packers are 4-0. The only good part of this is the hope that we can knock Green Bay down to reality on national TV next week.