It was a pretty shitty week for the Chicago Bears, huh? Demoralizing loss, locker room tirades, and ex-superstars ripping the hell out of their old team. The good news about Sunday is that it will put this whole debacle in the rear-view mirror, for the time being. The bad news is that for some damn reason, we couldn’t be [...]
It was a pretty shitty week for the Chicago Bears, huh? Demoralizing loss, locker room tirades, and ex-superstars ripping the hell out of their old team. The good news about Sunday is that it will put this whole debacle in the rear-view mirror, for the time being. The bad news is that for some damn reason, we couldn’t be up against Jacksonville or some shit.
1st Down: Buzz Brady
I think everything being made about Brady’s decline is exaggerated. That said, we all saw the Chiefs game, it’s not rocket science by any means that pressuring him (or any quarterback for that matter) is what makes the Patriots plan of attack crumble. If the Bears can create consistent pressure with the front four then things should go okay for us on defense. The goal is to get every New Englander to motherfuck Josh McDaniels as much as possible. Put him in a tizzy and force him to make some McDaniels play calls that put the Patriots in questionable positions.
2nd Down: Everybody Pat Chung Tonight
While Chung may have shown flashes of all-pro play this season, he is still Patrick Chung, meaning he displays proneness to blown coverages or an over-pursuit a couple times a game. This year he has Revis Island to help mask his inconsistencies, but Trestman needs to figure out a way to expose this guy with the slot receiver. That would call for a Santonio Holmes or a Josh Morgan to step up and I think they’re more than capable of doing so.
3rd Down: Stop The Stoolie Part II
Stop the Stoolie Part I was a colossal disaster, if you’ll remember. I want to believe that the outcome will be better in this particular contest but my confidence is about as high as Mike Dexter’s from “Can’t Hardly Wait” after somebody called him a “fag” at that party. Yeah, that bad. Our linebackers have been consistently getting taken to the woodshed by tight-ends as of late, with the Dolphins game being no exception. Philbin and co. centered their attack around exposing our inability to cover atheltic pass-catchers between the hashes. Expect to see Gronk early and often.
4th Down: Expose Patriots Hampered Linebacking Corps
Two HUGE blows for the Patriots during weeks has been the loss of Jerod Mayo and Chandler Jones. It’s going to be interesting to see how well their defense functions without them, seeing as how Jones’s “Mr. Hyde” has to be better than what they’re going to trot out there on Sunday. Forte needs to be established early, unlike that measly two carry first half last week. In addition, Martellus Bennett needs to get cooking as well and can only benefit from a fast start from Forte. Martellus may wind up being the biggest x-factor in this game.
Cutty, we need ya, kid. Let’s right this ship and get the offense back to how it was last year.
I’m not going be one of those other city hardos who is going to come at New England about how they haven’t won shit lately. They’ve been the poster child for regular season winning for over a decade and I say that meaning no disrespect. The Bears are going to have to strap it up and be air tight to sneak out of Gillette with a win. Let’s hope it happens.