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19 Nov 2012
I've been writing weekly previews for a Chicago site giving FO-style previews of each Bears game. Here's the article for tonight's bout with the 49ers.
Posted by: Robert Weintraub on 19 Nov 2012
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21 Nov 2012, 11:26am by
So, I didn't read the article, but if the title was a prediction it was pretty accurate.
Yeah, I assumed it was a recap. I was hoping to learn something of the SF front seven, which was just monstrous tonight. I guess tying the Rams will do that to a team....
That Bears offense is just awful, one of the worst in the league. I don't see them beating many good teams this year, just beating up on the mediocre ones.
I haven't seen a worse-looking O-line. It's hard to judge the rest of the offense when it's that bad.
Makes me respect Cutler a lot more,that he can look half-way decent at all behind those guys.
Chilo Rachal actually looked good by comparison...something I never thought I'd say.
Agreed. I think the O-line is getting worse, not better, and I think that Carimi is a bust. I also don't know how bad the backups must be that someone isn't at least getting a shot in place of JaMarcus Webb. How much worse could they be?
I also agree that Cutler masked some of the problems with the O-line. Campbell isn't terrible, but he's not as mobile as Cutler and he held on to the ball too long a few times.
I can't remember ever feeling this pessimistic about a 7-3 team. Even when Cutler went down last year, I was cautiously optimistic about their chances to sneak into the playoffs behind Hanie (ha!) and then get Cutler back. This year, I don't see them winning a playoff game even if everybody stays healthy, and that's if they even make it. Arizona looks to be the only easy team left on the schedule, I think the Packers are going to kill them, and Minnesota/Seattle/Detroit aren't great but aren't bad, either.
Hey, "Bears Breakdown" was supposed to be a title, not a prediction.
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