The team that took the field on Sunday was pretty much the same as the one in week two which beat a very good Steelers team.
We are the third worst RUSHING team in the NFL in terms of yards per game (80.7), to temper that though only the Cardinals attempt less rushes a game than us (21.8).
In less than four hours the first game of the NFL season gets underway. And noone knows how teams are going to perform. We dont know which play off contenders from last year wont reach the postseason nor which bottom feeders will surprise us all (like the Falcons and Dolphins did last year).
After what seems like a long close season we are finally days away from seeing the beloved in action against the Cheese. We should really have some answers to our questions about the team but really we wont know until Sunday night.
Two really come out above all other uncertainties.
Last season it became the phrase “He’s due to break one.” became a recurring theme every time an opponent punted. Each time we were disappointed, he looked like he had forgotten how to return the ball.
Last night our first team took on one of the more formidable defensive lines in the NFL in our second preseason game and looked pretty good. The Double tight end formation was particularly efficient thanks to the personnel we have and was probably the most used formation.
Can these coaches get the best out of the previously dominant unit? Will the likes of Nathan Vasher, Mark Anderson and Dusty Dvoracek start to perform as we know or suspect they can? Can the young unproven players come in and perform if the first string go down, like we did on the road to Superbowl XLI?
The honeymoon period between Cutler and the Chi Town media appears to be over before a single snap in regular season. Taken from Brad Biggs “10 observations: Cutler’s toss of blame toward Hester a curious one” article posted on August 16 2009. “Devin is more of a go-get it guy, he is not really a […]
Here is a list of our more regular members here on Beardown. Gives a feel of who we are, why we’re here and some other stuff they like. You’ll find all of these guys in the forums, dont worry though they cant hurt you (although could possibly disturb ). Macca Beardown Members Name (username): dabossbear […]
I read a brad biggs article earlier on and this question from his mailbag caught my eye: “Q: In Tampa, Rod Marinelli struggled to develop several first-round draft picks such as Regan Upshaw, Marcus Jones and Eric Curry into reliable pass rushers. This eventually forced Tampa to go out and sign Pro Bowler Simeon Rice […]