Chicago Bears Put It All On The Line(s) For 2010 Season

September 7, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The old football adage bears repeating, even if the Bears do a good enough job of repeating it often themselves.
It all starts up front.
With the regular season starting Sunday against Detroit, the entire Bears season rides on this trite old cliche.
From the start of May minicamp through June organized team activities, to Bourbonnais training camp, and through four miserable preseason games, this has been obvious and unchanging.
On defense, the Bears have shown very little improvement in their pass coverage over last year’s 13 interceptions (22nd in the NFL) and 41 percent third-down conversion rate allowed (27th in the NFL).
In fact, they’ve given up first downs on 46 percent of their third downs in preseason, second worst in the league.
On offense, the odds looked long that they could install Mike Martz’s complicated offense in time to have it working at an acceptable level. Their 17 points in 16 legitimate first-team series proves this...

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