Thayer On Offense: Best Is Yet To Come
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(WSCR) With three games in the books, the Bears offense has admittedly disappointed a fan base expecting electrifying numbers.
Jay Cutler has thrown six interceptions compared to three touchdown passes. Newly-acquired wide receiver Brandon Marshall has caught 16 passes for 214 yards and a touchdown.
While those numbers may not be as exciting as fans hoped, one Bears expert said to be patient because good things are coming.
“We all (are) so guilty of being enamored with what the passing game can do for the Bears when they traded for Brandon Marshall,” Tom Thayer told The Mully and Hanley Show. “You didn’t realize all the work that it takes leading up to get all these guys working on the exact same page every play no matter what the circumstances they face at the line of scrimmage. I do believe this is still a process, and the best is yet to come. I’m more encouraged that the Bears have the tools to work with. … I think if you were out there trying to make Devin into a 6-foot-5 receiver or Earl Bennett into Brandon Marshall, you wouldn’t be able to do that. But now that you have the weapons, (so) continue to develop them as the season progresses.”
LISTEN: Tom Thayer on The Mully and Hanley Show
In order for the Bears to get anything going Monday against the Cowboys, the offensive line will need to focus in on one person.
“When Dallas is getting ready for the Bears, they’re getting ready for a combination of athletes who can confuse you, use their athleticism, change up the way the run stunts, change the timing of stunts, the emphasis on them, but when the Bears are getting ready for Dallas, you gotta make sure that whatever you do, you stop DeMarcus Ware,” Thayer said. “That is going to be the guy that you focus your protection directions (on.) You gotta make sure if you got a guy on an island that he’s protected and has some back-side check.”