CTL on recent Bears' injuries
Tue, 27 Nov 2012|
The CTL panel break down the recent string of Bears' injuries and discuss which player's health is most important down the stretch - 11/27
Who's the one injured -- they cannot play with out. Our tournaments -- jumps out at you with the with the kind of year that he's having him with all the takeaways in him and his ability to cover. The big receiver around on opposition -- He stands out as soon as the marquee. Player those injured guys and what about Lance Lewis felt their offensive lines awful he's their best linemen you know. That's true I I think when it comes to listless she had a terrific season but I think of peanut Tillman and what he did this first half I mean he was in the MVP cup conversation. Around the National Football League with -- all the takeaways which is. Basically the bread and water of that Bears defense it's going to be difficult. Obviously for that offensive line without Lance Louis who probably had had the most consistent season. Of the -- some -- liberal Garza's been OK but. I think as we look at the Bears going forward they really rely on the health of Jay Cutler and his ability to move his feet and make plays going forward. Are you -- contrary and on this and says that the we don't know Michael Bush -- -- games -- day in day out basis Forte is a good receiver as well little runner he's a great safety -- Republican timeless his Brunell pass and a -- yards I think that they've been. Big trouble -- take him play down the stretch even though he missed some time earlier this season's slow -- -- he's a danger he hasn't had a great. The only one of those Ortega is great catches and nine balls and -- 405 yards but he still can't beat them -- I don't know whether bush camp. And that's kind of been missing from an offensive game plan since Mike Tyson taking -- we don't see. There's many design why Estes I can't explain their and then perhaps there are plays in place to do that and hand color. She's still on what it took to Brandon Marshall. You covered this team for a long time explained to me that the end of the 08 season the last game that Kyle Orton played as a bear quarterback. They finished ranked 21 and offense is not great. Not the worst. Going into Sunday's game they were ranked thirtieth and they've added Brandon Marshall Matt Forte Jay Cutler who pocket a big. Well I think it's saw a matter of getting a running game going on number want to you know you can you accumulate those the yards that. And that opens up the passing game makes it very much more effective I just mentioned the fact that we don't see as many out passes to Forte in the flat and where he creates things. That's where you people that's where you get here here completion percentage up and that's where he gets it the yardage totals up to because. Forte can catch a little flair pass and pick up 1520 yards and then all of a sudden. Covers numbers look. Much. Whole lot better in our great suburb of last week about this team was in danger and I'll make the playoffs everything broke for them on Sunday they won. Green -- loss to temple lost Seattle lost. So I mean a lot of those teams or maybe even in any race for a -- -- now they've they opened up number one early in the division again and number two now they've opened up space for the wild -- so I you know I still. Now I think all of a sudden they're sitting in our fifth taken. Even if they lose this game Sunday on but I don't think they're sitting in a better position and but your your -- How much does -- in you lose it plans -- how much does that take on the running game I mean is it. Well good guards. Why don't think it generated much so it comes to the running game they haven't stuck -- that they haven't done it on a game by game basis it. This has been such a one dimensional team all season long it's been Jay Cutler to Brandon Marshall there haven't been any other receivers that have gotten themselves going. Kellen Davis is not had a good year Earl Bennett I finally some surface may -- for a player to. Last Sunday Matt Forte for some reason they haven't been able to. Get him involved and that's what's almost -- because he's such a versatile player and he's so great in space. I think that we're seeing. Maybe. When it comes to Mike Tice fit his inexperience when it comes to game planning on a week to week basis but I think. Maybe if we see. -- more consistency when it comes to the type of game -- getting some more receivers involved is a quarterback lead. And it's still passing -- you've got to get some more players involved. Hopefully they can somehow provide Jay Cutler some help so he doesn't. So I don't know you know it doesn't break down get injured I think I think you have to really keep your -- on the commitment main goal and that's winning games and the Bears -- in three. We've been talking all year about that a win at least two more guaranteed year it pretty much -- yeah yeah equipment but we've been saying all year long. What's this team's identity looks -- personality particularly on offense. Now I think we're seeing you know some tweaking record talk about going. Went -- we know what they are what they do well what they don't do very well. And I think you have to sort of stick with that and understand your strengths and weaknesses I think when the Bears loss for assistant Packers. The second game of the season. They're kind of like you know six parent with our our new toys there we got Brandon Marshall so we're gonna scoff. Go back and energy and pass all day long and him and score easily on touchdowns Massa -- work on on on a consistent basis. So what the Bears are as there was an outstanding defense a team team has got her really you know took the Lovie Smith team rely on good field position don't turn the ball over. Don't make mistakes and and and win that way and -- you're not ranking. Last in in the league in in passing but -- get you know went eleven games -- bit which.