This is a blog, where I share my thoughts on the world of sports. I grew up near Chicago, so most of my topics will mainly focus on Chicago based sports teams.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

After much thought.........................

After taking sometime and listening to talk show hosts, ESPN analysts, and columnists I have come to the conclusion, that one person is not to blame for the Bears Super Bowl Loss but the whole Organization is to blame for it. I will start with the top and work my way down placing what I think the blame should be on each part of the organization.

The Coaching Staff...
The game plans we had were AWFUL on both sides of the ball. On Defense our safeties were 20 yards off the ball before the snap, they gave MANNING the dump offs. Everyone knows in order to BEAT Peyton Manning, YOU BLITZ! We did not Blitz enough and gave him all day to throw. Brian Urlacher was motioning to the sidelines saying Let's attack him! We didn't want to get beat deep, guess what...... we got beat underneath. You have to go to the edge of defeat to win- our coaches played not to lose. Riveria, I hope you go some place else! Everytime his name comes up for a job the defense Suffers...Funny how that works??

On Offense, we did not RUN AT ALL! Thomas Jones who was a force in the NFC title game got the ball 15 times in the Super Bowl. In the NFC title game, he carried the ball 6 times on ONE drive!!! Thomas had one big run and that was it. Cedric gets hurt and we don't use Adrian Peterson. Last game of the year, PETERSON should have gotten in the game! We didn't stick with what got us there. Poor Rex did not have a chance because our line did not give him time and he is a play action passer! He can't drop straight back and just throw! Also WHY ARE WE CALLING A PASS ON SECOND AND 1- RUN THE DAMN BALL! No we lose 11 yards and then have to PUNT. We went away from what got us there! By time we did try and run it was too late.

The Players
On defense, they were on the field forever! The scheme was in part to blame for that but another major part was poor execution! There were way too many missed tackles on defense. The Colts Running backs would shake two tackles before being brought down every time. We did not fill our gaps and did not tackle. We also did not get pressure on Peyton with our front four. Except for a late sack he had all day to throw, he could not goo deep though. Our Corners, Vasher and Tillman I thought played well except for the Reggie Wayne TD!

On offense, the O line should have dominated the smaller Indy Line. We did not give Rex time to throw and did not block well enough to run. Rex also had a hand in this, poor execution on that double move to Moose, he over threw it. On the one to Berrian, he lofted it a little too much. Those things happen, but fumbles on SNAPS should not happen. I think he fumbled more on snaps that anyone in the league this year. That should not happen; poor execution doomed the Bears on the offensive side of the ball.

After all the fumbles and mistakes The Bears were still in this game until the fourth quarter. I am not upset that the Bears LOST. I am upset in how we went about losing! We did not bring our best effort to this game.

The next blog will be about who I thought DESERVED THE MVP.


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