CTL: "Moon" Mullin on the Bears' shaky start
Fri, 10 Aug 2012|
Chicago Bears' Insider John "Moon" Mullin sat down with the CTL crew to discuss the Bears' shaky offensive line - 8/10
Brandon marshall's going to be a really good player out -- Jeffrey shows he's got the ability to shield himself at that big body up. Make some plays I think Jason Campbell's a solid. Back up type quarterback way better what he had a year ago. -- I watched Caleb runner and a Bronco you're thankful he's awful and the offensive line. I know it's one game. It doesn't look good no idea and I think there's no way to disguise it. Privately your word publicly there's nothing to feel real good about it and it's it's there's an action -- -- some of the things mentioned Jason Campbell well. One negative to me last night was. The fact that he wasn't very good Michael Bush what is something that didn't offseason move was glove and get guys like Campbell bush. Rachal a guard to get a bunch of guys who have been starters somewhere else Kelvin Hayden they should have been a lot better. You know that that should have shouldn't have been that bad with the backups but they're still. I kept thinking -- they've brought this on -- and try to overcome that. Can you imagine what would have happened if Ryan Clady of them playing into the fourth quarter against Bears backups jamarcus work through. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- He should have been clearing out people and symptoms -- simply did not play well. Got to get better because of all the good things that. Can't talk about last night Marshall and Jeffries not. They're all things being negated by the fact in this offensive line can't block yet and -- can hit the ball out of gas. Those putts and this is a huge concern isn't and it's -- a concern for the last couple years hope we can break news here and -- going to single when let's be honest it's. Direct snap a two run at Marshall or you know whatever. He's anything -- -- if you look back to Lester -- without Cutler without Forte. You know it wasn't. This wasn't the varsity last night they still should have dominated the -- -- didn't know it's a proud that they may -- had a better guard like a David to Castro from. A cap. -- by the way let's take a look at Bedard gave a list for today because it plays right into our discussion. Today's daily -- these are the starting left tackle for the Bears if you go back the last handful of years. This week and one into the week one starters. Got a different guy every do you -- there I mean. That's really hard to have continuity of your offensive line when the most important marquee position. Is different every year. The first time. They have problems and jumped into retirement was a surprise just like Jim -- closed off on time you don't do you think you got -- ankle problems and just from retired. -- still trying to find him Orlando Pace was -- so it was a band that didn't work Chris Williams hasn't worked as -- best drafters John Tait didn't. Have as -- -- huge injury issues at least right at the time where he decided tackles and knowing it was it was worsened and he played through it. Here in Europe as I do you know it was hard to watch -- so. I'm wondering I mean I'm really -- Mike Tyson I'm gonna have to structure with an extra time and use of the H back more I mean just just people that are gonna. Be able to put Adam -- him and give Cutler a little more time because if they don't have problems elsewhere and I and I -- CSN Chicago dot com and -- talk to Von Miller. Who flat out said okay Corey -- a beast used that word for. If they're good at most other places you can cover up a guy who's just average or seen minus player you hope that's all the problems. But I I was struck by how long was out there contestant punitive. It was like you -- play I don't you tell us afterwards on -- not a punishment I'll do whatever they want you know curse back of his mind he's thinking I was out here in the fourth quarter would have rector practiced -- wandered through it'll be back -- competition with with -- I doubt it. You know still I think it's -- dropped to lose we took a step for losing it because there's somebody else other than those two that slide and play left that. Thought the idea that -- -- -- a laugh well he was left tackle what Wisconsin and there's some people who think he's got his body fat down proved. Dramatically acceptable -- about 3732. And could play -- that be a major leap. Is Lance Lewis -- right tackle I don't know -- and now you're really a year kind of coming up -- solutions let's see what to do with the varsity and I think Jay Cutler got a personal it. Think -- off last night. When he's in because the field was wet. No I think he probably hadn't slept much with the baby itself commitment of and that's simply -- you don't over analyze it it may be field conditions a little more in this case -- -- Possibly not sure why he wasn't play that can give them -- just want to see more Jason Campbell and and and bush but. You know the weather wasn't they've certainly played well down camp. So we'll -- but I'm curious though we talked about playing better with the varsity. How does the line blocked better. With Cutler at quarterback Ben Weber a Campbell or anybody else well you saw in Minnesota last year with with Josh McCown. -- and jamarcus what was turnstile seven sacks. In that and is that I think there -- 115 sacks in the last five games copper plate. It's psychological they shouldn't and over whoever so you do block better with somebody but if you know but for case behind you. Colors got everything -- there's a better energy to.