Chicago Bears: What I Saw From Preseason Game 1

August 15, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It was a bittersweet opening game for Chicago Bears fans. A 25-10 loss to the San Diego Chargers in the first preseason game showed us what the Bears need to work on before the start of the regular season.
The offensive line did not open any holes for either Matt Forte or Chester Taylor. Forte only gained 7 yards on 4 carries, and Taylor only gained 10 yards on 7 carries. Very limited production for two above-average running backs.
What I get from Forte's and Taylor's bad performances is the offensive line doesn't looked too improved.
Not only did they have trouble opening holes for the running backs, but they let the defense get to Jay Cutler twice, sacking him once, which most of the blame could be put on Forte's failed block on Donald Strickland.
The Chargers also got to Caleb Hanie, forcing a sack. Hanie would leave the game with a shoulder injury, not to return.
The offensive line has had the most amount of changes and switches during the preseason, a...

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