CTL: Are there concerns with the Bears defense?
Tue, 30 Oct 2012|
The CTL panel discusses the Bears defense allowing 400+ yards against the Panthers and if it's a growing concern for the team - 10/30
The Bears offense took a lot of heat for a sub par sits on Sunday. What about the Bears defense. Which is an elite defense it did not have one of the better days they were dashed by the run Steve Smith. Had a big day get a he catches the touchdown pass in the end zone or doesn't slip up picked sixth we're talking a lot of Bears lost. Cam Newton had a pretty darn good -- -- quarterback rating was a great. But he made a lot of plays. What do you think about the defense -- performance on Sunday. They're not gonna always be the -- not Stevens did she expect not every day I mean. They're gonna have some slip ups you know and I think there was some slip ups but just work. They still won the game I mean -- they totally get it to Tim Jennings pick six made a difference. They forced those guys to -- truth I feel go do whatever they have to settle for field goals for me. There's still a dominant defense -- still keep in this team afloat right now because offense is struggling. We gotta you gotta look at the positive side of things yes. Steve Smith is a dynamic receiver OK I felt like Tim Jennings was all over him. Par on number occasions and he still came up to catch so it just tells you what kind of dominant receiver idiots. As far as the running you know there are some things that they have to sure up as far as stopping the run there's no doubt about it even though there's still one of the top. Run defense is if not the top defense in the league because this weekend you -- -- Sarah did you watch the. I gave. Are you half sentences for Arizona -- watching that defense watching the bed that's well how would you compare the we assume they're different styles and different styles but you know what I like the things to do I see their linebackers coming in -- a lot and that's -- linebackers I was amazed by the speed of the -- -- -- -- one of their a lot of records that they ran down a running back on the -- then it was amazing to me up to -- was -- that was Patrick -- -- -- wasn't Patrick -- it was -- -- -- k's -- from -- right now but -- he he ran him down and was -- they -- they put -- Early Doucet -- -- Was read. Dick he'll do I mean it is it is to -- that that's in the Wear -- and and that's what's going to be interest in because they have these teams coming up they got San Francisco which is a great distance and got Houston coming up. Which is a great defense you've got to play Detroit again you saw Detroit could fly around or defense Minnesota's got Jared Allen. So the second half of the season is definitely going to be played challenger against it Clay Matthews Packers of course can't forget about that. There are -- has some defensive challenges and that's -- only makes bears' defense step up even more because they're gonna say hey. We have to be up to speed right now more than ever to keep up because offense might struggle -- -- defense. -- the least concern I think for the Bears is the defense I mean you're always gonna have a down game here and there and as -- -- Carolina's record is from Cam Newton still playmaker is not a bad year but he could select place teams did Smith is still a dynamic wide receiver we had the biggest question is -- when you look at the 49ers in the -- -- -- -- do you trust more and I think right now you have to say San Francisco put their line plays better. As much as ever is positive on Jay Cutler he still has as often dull moment Stuart -- one. Ranked offense that's a concern there's a concern you have to bring them sort of -- numbers that I saw there was really interest -- that there -- dead last then. Is on first out there only after what about four yards you know you need to get yourself in down and distance in good situations so you're not on third down. On third and long and have that throw you wanna be able to put Michael Bush out there to get a couple yards on third down. Rather than me and in the long distance situation and it didn't play with a short week you know the thing. Lines so -- in constant slack there but yet like that tomorrow and what you said about the first down or lack of efficiency because you don't normally. Too predictable we haven't thrown on first down every time one. I so wanted to ask you. The extra point tickets what was the extra point that had blocked the extra point it's blocked they scooping up they run it the other way. The rule of the National Football League is you can't return an extra point you won't know. Did you did you -- -- the ball with guy guys might get a guy. There is returning it should know better. But the thing that concerned me was if you watch that play at the exact same type of play to give the shirt off the Chargers when he broke his hand -- you chase a guy down the field a ball that I'm watching them block -- -- on. They're gonna throw to the ground is to break his hand there was -- -- like. More on you can't do that on that play how they look at fortunately he did not get hurt -- here's the play -- Okay so they're called for to. The whistle is already blown you can hear the whistle had already blown. Right there I think it Jay's gonna hit the graduated but -- is that -- way that no way. Give him credit though for hustle robot like. Completely agree your a lot of the hustle got to watch a good took that Tony -- is that if he goes down -- me don't tell me Jason Campbell's. Really good because he's not there's a reason he's our starter -- he's OK Saturday Caleb hey you're right that's like -- -- I -- -- up her husband and. Here -- give -- -- okay that's helped. And you're right out of the -- that's something that the coaches they'll pull him aside and say hey -- you know just so you know just to remind you don't do that again right but it involves either break the head again and he actually heard of him early in the game he was -- and offensively that's of those -- him but -- I mean this is something that the coach is definitely remind them when they watched the films AJ. We don't -- -- in that situation right now so but back to your offensive concerns definitely. You talk about this all the time that I have to agree with you go run the football that too but the more I play I mean definitely. Is more more you if you look at you say hey you know maybe they should have invested they -- invested in more you know I know big grin he's a first round pick -- still. Maybe should invest in more -- My -- is gonna get those guys going I believe I think there's there's some about Mike -- -- as offensive line coach as offensive coordinator offensive line coach. They can get those guys motivated and get -- going because they they they struggle. I care about things -- you tell glimpse when you've got a running back averaging over eight yard carry -- All thrown nine the next ten player is left for -- there's no doubt about it it's.