A ****ing Outland Trophy winner praised for his run blocking and generally sound technique shouldn't be forced to move inside to guard due to incredibly awful pass pro due to deteriorating technique.
I'm blaming Mike Tice for ****ing up Gabe Carimi. And he continues to play Webb.
I'd dive further into the "we shouldn't be running a non-ZBS scheme with the linemen we have" but that's for another discussion.
Not saying Tice is the man, but I don't see how only Tice could be fired. I seriously hope for your guys sake Lovie is gone. You guys going to the SB made him overstay his welcome.
He has players that should fit what he wants to do. BUT, the bigger problem is what he wants to do doesn't make sense with the whole of the roster - not Jay, not BMarsh, not Forte. That's the bigger problem I have with Tice.
I can't fault the guy for wanting to do what he's familiar with, but I can fault him for square-peg-round-hole syndrome.
Well then **** Tice and his bald ***.
**** the McCaskey's
Not blaming Tice, what does he have to work with seriously.
Marshall yes we know hes great
Cutler is a ? to me he has the tools but has not put it together.
TE wise he's got absolutely nothing 45 TE graded out better than Davis
RBs he does not involve Forte enough in the passing game we get that
WR Bennett has been banged up, JEffery the same, Hester is not a WR, Knox is hurt, so that leaves you with nothing.
This offense would be much different if Tice involves Forte in the passing game has a healthy Jeffery with Knox in the slot and Marshall and perhaps an average TE.
Offensive line wise its crap, Louis and Garz are the only lineman competent enough to block.
Overall Tice does not deserve all the blame he is getting.
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i dont even want to open up this thread and comment...
For real though, taking a page out of Dennis Green's book, "the Bears are who we THOUGHT they were!"
Our defense is great when they don't have to be on the field a lot; the problem is, with our offense, they do. As a result, the "bend but don't break" defense often ends up breaking; see the Seattle/Russell Wilson game.
The entirety of our problem, is our offensive line. We've had five different stating lineups in the last five games, which isn't unheard of but it certainly doesn't do anyone but opposing teams favors this late in the season. With Cutler having no time to throw, he often rushes throws, gets lazy with his mechanics, and zero's in on our seemingly one true receiver, Brandon Marshall.
Forte as a result hasn't had a huge yeareither because of that same offensive line. And when we constantly go 3 and out, it puts our defense in bad spots.
So yes, for those who mentioned the Bears win when they generate turnovers, you're partially right. But I'd like to point out that ANY team that generates turnovers normally wins those games, at least I'd like to believe thet to be the case.
The Bears will never be a bonafide contender with the way their offensive line is currently constructed. Give Phil Emery a couple years and hopefully he can add some much, much, much needed talent to that group.
Big bears fan for almost 20 years. Of all my favorite sports teams (Bears, Celtics, Yankess) they rip my heart out the most every year. There's always just enough potential to tease, but deep down you know they just don't have what it takes. Had that feeling fro years. I really don't mind lovie. He's not Tom Landry, but he's a pretty good coach. I more so blame the front office. Their drafting on the offensive side of the ball has been pathetic. Give me 25% more productive offensive players out of our drafts and we might be an elite team. One thing about lovie though, that bend but don't break defense drives me nuts. For years I've watched too many good teams just nickel and dime their way down the field. Don't get me wrong, I recognize the value of our defense, but I'd like to see them be a little more stout. If they make the playoffs they'll be a sacrificial lamb for somebody...