There doesn't seem to be a point in evaluating whether an individual lineman has done a good job or not in developing when the problem has persistently resided in the entire offensive line as a unit. When any particular unit of players underperforms as a whole the blame has to be on the coach. We have seen our entire line fail time and time again under Tice. There have been some positives and improvements since Tice has arrived, but the OL has always been terrible in pass protection and terrible in giving up stupid penalties.
We can see the coaching failure directly when it comes to how many penalties our line gives up. There can be no explanation other than a failure in coaching when it comes to penalties, and it becomes even more obvious when you consider the problem with penalties has been consistent the past 3 years.
Tice can't coach his players to protect the QB nor is he capable of coaching the line to be composed and not kill drives with holding and false starts. The only thing Tice has done well is regarding the OL's run blocking - which has been noticeably better this year. The problem is that 2012/13 in the NFL is all about effective passing to be a successful offense, and the Bears stand no chance if the QB does not have time to throw.
Unless the OL has a miracle turnaround and suddenly seems competent in protecting the QB and not having a ridiculous amount of penalties, Tice needs to go. Upgrading Bates to OC seems like the logical next step, but you have to then consider another consistent problem - the lack of offensive effectiveness on any team Lovie has been in charge of.
I'm a huge Lovie fan but our lack of offense is always holding us back, no matter how good our defense is. We can't rely on turnovers and field position to consistently win games, we need a complete team.
What do you guys think the answer is? Maybe there is no answer, but what improves this line? Tice made it known today that he's willing to make changes.
Who was that OT that was unheard of but everyone said had a great training camp? I think his last name is Brown. Is it at the point where we say **** Webb and try out the swing tackle on the roster or sign that Brown guy (or whatever his name is)?
I'm gonna eat a lot of food tomorrow
What's your guys favorite turkey day food? Minus turkey that is
I love cranberries and stuffing
Good luck on Sunday, guys.
Same to you FTW, pretty sure your guys are gonna get beat but you never know
2005 White Sox