CTL previews Bears-Seahawks
Thu, 29 Nov 2012|
The CTL panel previews the Seahawks' defense and what the Bears will need to do to put points on the board - 11/29
If she gets Seattle Rolen in here very good defense I don't know how they'll score on me. Road they don't play very well got a young quarterback to Russell Wilson but -- defense Bruce Irvin and company they're gonna make life very tough on Jay Cutler. You would think so a lot of -- can depend on what Mike Tyson Lovie decide to do with the game plan you gotta hope that Matt Forte is somewhere near 90% because a steady diet of Michael Bush. He's OK as your backup running back he doesn't give you the big play breakaway threat that you need with Forte. And what those two corners you can pretty much better to be a long day for Brandon Marshall they've also got trouble safeties. They're gonna go under and over -- Brandon Marshall he's not gonna have a really good day. The caravan is not a big threat in the past but he's got seven so actually he's a one trick pony you know he's gonna do he's not hard to find a scheme -- Got to worry about going up is Chris Clemons with Clemens really good pass rusher defensive lineman he's the guy who could make us miserable. Two questions so -- this Seahawks defensive back for the best in the week it is right now and who's blocking who are offensive lines and generally kind of downed it sort of fell into it. In case it's a great question of the -- a lot about this week we myself and Dan Hampton and mad dog which is our pregame crowd the score. We talked about this last week we went around the league all 32 lines we came up with seven teams that are actually happy with their offensive line Julio the Arizona Cardinals are actually in more trouble in the Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboys are just as we could go with the Green Bay Packers are dealing with that out. Tech little bit better to Bears when healthy -- blogger really help hurt them. That everywhere you look teams are trying to get better on the offensive line. -- I don't know what the answer to that is so what's your explanation -- yeah you know I won't win when the great running back started disappear in the great white showed up was because it become the glamour position when we get more linebackers and defensive ends it was because that was where the money what's. Now although I don't know where these offensive linemen are -- closer trying to become defense alignment. Left tackles are still the third highest paid players in the league on average so it's not about the money but for whatever reason. It may just be that the defenders have gotten so big and so athletic and so strong that the offensive lineman athletically and been able to keep up. -- -- -- You know we've -- what -- -- -- one for a couple seasons now there's some holes and it. It seems to me that the team is better equipped offensively to work around Texas last season maybe because -- record is different. What did you -- -- it's a good game plan last year and if they paid for. So is is that the case where they can scheme around him a better offensive line as much as you can in my other question is if you're from the Seahawks. I like blanket Brandon Marshall so does that leave Earl Bennett is your -- Well that that's your problem yes that's exactly what we thought I was Phil Devin Hester who I don't think as a wide receiver to begin with is gonna play -- -- -- -- Jeffries not gonna play they have a -- on the roster right up there every some people up this week it's gonna be Brandon Marshall Earl Bennett Eric -- I guess this sounds about girl have to address which he has madrassa. Let's hope we put those guys don't scare you and so. That's again why Matt Forte is so important if you had a pass catcher at tight end he would really help you can't trust Kellen Davis and he's got a bad ankles and we will know what he'll do. This is where Jay Cutler becomes so important because Cutler is not an elite quarterback he will never be an elite quarterback because he's not accurate enough forget everything else but what he is. Is one of the best athletes at the position. The ability to extend plays and you -- like that. He can get outside he's not afraid to throw the ball in tight spots. And that's because Jason Campbell is a huge upgrade over Caleb -- but with this offensive line doesn't matter all that much unless you have that unique trait that Cutler -- Explained to everybody you've watched this team as closely as anybody. Kyle Orton finishes of the 08 season in the 21 ranked offense today -- the 31 or 32 depending on the metric you look at him. How could happen when you -- Brandon Marshall and Matt Forte. Jay Cutler I don't understand you can go that far backward because you had a much better offensive line you had a much better running game with a 12 punch of Thomas Jones and -- And Kyle Orton was very efficient Kyle Orton is a lot more accurate than Jay Cutler -- I believe and and there's a lot of people smarter than me -- -- NFL GMs will play the same thing. The single most important trait for a quarterback the NFL's accuracy that's what makes Peyton Manning special that's what makes her Roger's the best that's what makes Brady special. These guys know none of those three have as big an arm is Jay Cutler but you've got to be able to put the ball on a dime and when you can do that and Kyle Orton was better at than Cutler. You're a little more success piling up -- may not make the big plays but you'll be more consistent. Remember what the circumstances were -- money but. They're gonna look at it as Greg -- we -- perfect fit. And he wasn't like I learn in life and it was it was a martz or was that a money thing or is it set up that was that was a moment to get becomes that -- visiting much. It was a scheme issue because Mike Martz didn't really care about tied up and say he wanted to -- blocker to help not his running game and as our own is. He was delays and everything else whereas now you come with Mike Tyson he wants to pass catching tight end when you traded a pretty good one last year. When I didn't understand though why they signed Mets faithful like he's nice guy and it's nice third down threat reds on track. He's not a very good pass catcher he is a pretty good blocker. You already had some of that Kellen Davis is the big mystery guys I mean the money they gave him was observed and this is where I get back to. Lovie when he gets involved in evaluating talent -- to hold that he pushed hard for them to match the Dallas -- and Kellen Davis. He looks the part you know he is an athlete for his size but this has been here five years he's doesn't want anybody and so. You know if you wanna complete tight and you had to know he wasn't going to be -- -- they just don't seem to get that there's. I like Evan Rodriguez but never Rodriguez Brothers have your lineup the type mentally to be big enough to be an inline blocker. For -- -- -- -- usually actually curious set of targeted drops a sure what they do he's got a -- a couple of lucky I don't know what the number as well -- we've -- Mario a lot but when you started he seems to drop of the season these topics that you guys just he's had a bad you're not that ain't been all fairness prior -- this year. He was pretty good pass catching up to this could block him this year he's struggling to catch the ball it's.