CTL: Can Bears beat the top teams?
Tue, 20 Nov 2012|
After the Bears' embarrassing loss, the CTL panel discusses the team's record and if the Bears are capable of beating good teams - 11/20
I think last night they they lost the right to call themselves one of the elite teams and I think they did that -- going on national TV not showing up. And you'll Lovie -- been since 2004. And and -- the marks of his tenure that he always had his team ready go he's he's a pretty steady guy they're consistent. In terms of performance but I cannot remember maybe 2009 against the Bengals. But I can't remember a more disappointing effort overall from the Bears and Lovie. And just a total collapse for every facet of the game they didn't compete. They didn't execute. Hi this show emotion until Brandon Marshal yelled at a teammate in terms of just bad losses this is right up there in the top two or three since what he's been here. And we can expect Lovie to you know not throw players under the bus -- and you know I don't need him yelling and screaming that's not his personality and that's fine but. You would like him to come out and just speak the truth a little bit I mean sure he did say they played poorly but he said he was happy with their effort. -- of the efforts. Padraig is there were out hit now song didn't degree room and when your football player judging your toughness. Good things happen during didn't give up apply your technical suffer you miss a tackle that's what happens is pro football when you get out hitting. How when you look soft as a team that's what the Bears did they were soft last night. And they brought the Little League parents foreigners brought diversity parents that's what I saw smoke they can -- consistently hit a long night fairly run the football. We -- -- can all time to throw. There's no pass across the Bears were outplayed their outplayed physically that's what bothers me because you can break just came down from different you when you get outplayed physically. That's the tapes and showed that tape strongly right now a sort of look at us in Minnesota Vikings looked -- -- this team isn't as scary as we thought there and who you think the Vikings into next week. -- -- -- coach Frazier -- the give the -- Adrian Peterson forty times as they try to stop us. Yeah I mean I think they're when you look at that list that you showed before that really says it all for me I mean I'll listen to it. Who have beaten the teams that they've beaten and in the Colts -- turned out to be a better team than we expected the Cowboys are starting to play. -- football their 500 now so I guess you can look at those wins and say that they're pretty solid victories given the circumstance put. You know against the best teams only now I understood that the that this statement. Of the two games that we were supposed to see gets marred by the fact that Jay Cutler was hurt hurt you -- three fourths of the two game you know he was not available obviously the second half. Last week and didn't play last night that changes a lot but. You know these are supposed to be -- games where you found out. Sort of what the Bears are against some of the better teams in the league the fact of the matter is Sampras just goes back a quarterback played great. Lit it up and they shredded the -- and every facet of the game last night and the Bears looked like a team like like we've also there really just didn't show up so to me. You know it's clouded a -- certainly about what happened but -- lobbyists say listen we're still seven and three. -- you are 73 but I mean how good really RU. But nobody wins anything in November and the thing is that it's great conversations it's it's tremendous the NFL. Interest that it it generates because we all want to evaluate where the Bears are they elite aren't daily we're doing that since week one. What are the win over the Colts mean to the mean they're offensive back what we have learned that it wasn't. But in the NFL you're never more than two weeks away from prosperity your -- for it in two weeks ago the Bears were looking pretty good but it's two weeks from now. The complexion can be very different so. I do think that. Jay Cutler would not make any difference last night the only difference it would -- -- accident waiting to happen after every pass play so -- right -- the Bears did last I was leave him home. But exactly but that. That's because everybody played poorly but what do you -- about -- how they do we not give him enough credit that somehow this team rallies and plays better when he found -- because -- He buys time with the speech he gets sacked eleven sacked 28 times but prior wouldn't have been sacked 38 times if not for the athletic ability in innate sense in the pocket. He makes plays. And that's not a knock against Jason Campbell but there's just a swagger a difference the Bears at that point that we're catching people last night there psychologically they're beaten they walked on the field. When you have your starting quarterback. I know the 49ers didn't either but you're home the Bears are every excuse available at psychologically you know they used it. The other thing though too I think that when it comes to color vs other quarterbacks in there colors now played in this system long enough where he knows he's not getting consistent protection I mean. The Bears offensive line may look good at stretches but at some point during the season they're gonna have a complete debacle like they did. Last night I think that Jay Cutler is used to having so little time to throw. That if you throw somebody else in there and expect them to play quarterback with this poor protection is he saw last night. They're gonna struggle and a small sample size of games the bottom line is Cutler is the only quarterback really believed that pass to take this kind of arrest. And this kind of -- lack of protection each and every week so you put a guy like Campbell in there. You put any backup quarterback and he's there he's. Did you look on -- Mays I'm right there and -- that -- I still walk up the field thing I quit I. Again I can't take it anymore.