Rookie nose tackle Eddie Goldman left the locker room in a plastic walking cast after Sunday’s Bears 26-21 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The down-linemen didn’t grace the stat sheet in dramatic fashion but were the obvious starting point for controlling Tampa Bay running back Doug Martin and disrupting the basic game plans of coach
Allowing Tampa Bay punt rushman Jeremiah George a virtual free run through the middle of protection yielded the first blocked punt of the year and gave the Buccaneers the football at the Chicago 4
After bottoming out in the loss to the Minnesota Vikings, the Bears’ offensive line could use a friend. Or friends. And they got them in Tampa. Lots of them.
Whatever John Fox and the coaching staff did in the job of keeping a slumping team from quitting, bottle it.