Schuster: The Bears Were Offensive On Offense

By David Schuster–

After scoring 78 points in their 2 preceding games the Bears offense went into hibernation up here in Green Bay. The old bug a boos returned as the offense line failed to protect Jay Cutler witness 6 sacks. At times Cutler was running for his life and at others he was (again) throwing it up for grabs. He ended up with 2 interceptions on the day but it easily could have been 6 or more.

Matt Forte ran hard and reached a milestone becoming the only other Bears running back to reach 1,000 yards rushing and 500 yards receiving but that was about it. The wide receivers never could get open all day and the line continually collapsed.

Greg Olson said the Bears held nothing back and that actually makes it even scarier. If they would have gone into the game with a vanilla offensive plan it would have been one thing but they say they threw the kitchen sink at the Packers, whether true or not.

So now it’s a look ahead toward the post season and plain and simple the offense will have to score points. The New Orleans Saints will be the Bear’s likely first opponent and they have a very potent offense so to take the pressure off the defense, the Bears will need to put some touchdowns on the board.

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  • elginman

    The Bears will be one-and-out in the playoffs. Regardless of their record, they are not a good team.

  • antipack

    as will the packers. theyre facing the vaunted vick(mvp) in philly whos the hottest team going. if they manage to squeak by philly they go into the georgia dome where the falcons owned the pack earlier. see ya pack.

  • Spoon

    Let the over reactions begin!!!!

    • Larry Horse's Arse

      good comment Spoon!!!

  • Gary Katz

    I don’t want to overreact to one game, but there did seem to be regression on the offensive side of the line. Jailbreak sacks of Cutler, brutal interceptions, failure to punch the ball in from first and goal – yes, we’ve seen this act before. I just hope we don’t see it January 16. At least the D looked good.

  • Mike S

    regardless of what happened at Green Bay, No one got hurt. The Bears are more interested in the playoffs than a meaningless game.

  • Conway

    Unfortunately, whatever team they play will be able to use this game, like some other memorable games, to script their defensive game plan. Unless the Bear’s coaching staff uses an offensive plan that stresses quick hitters (with a one or two step drop), various screens, and LOTS of running plays (especially to the outside), the opposing defense is going to blitz a LOT, and our offense will sputter and fail.

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