Terrible loss. I blame it on coaching, O-line issues, and an inability to read defenses on the part of Cutler. The D played OK, but did not force any turnovers, so it wasn't a great game. They had trouble with Hasselbeck's quick reads, but overall they were OK. Injuries during the game to their starting corners played a part, but they played well enough to win.
Martz totally abandoned the run after the first quarter and the Bears were left with an 80% pass, 20% run play call game in a 3 point game that was close throughout. Terrible.
The O-line could not pick up blitz reads and secondary blitzes accounted for 3.5 of the 6 sacks.
Jay Cutler is a pretty good, instinctive QB with a huge arm, but he cannot read defenses at all. With blitzes coming, he needs to pick up the hot read and throw into the blitz but he seems unaware of what is going on. Hasselbeck was harassed a fair amount but he burned the Bears with hot reads and he threw the ball away regularly.
There were two play calls that really bothered me. In the third quarter with the Bears backed up on their 10 yard line with a third and long, Martz called a 7 step drop deep pass. Cutler was sacked for a safety. Horrible call, no blitz read from Cutler, and poor blitz pickup (no blitz pickup) from Matt Forte.
That safety turned it to a 16-13 game. The Bears punted and held the Seahawks. The next drive the Bears get to the Seahawk 30 and facing a third and long again were sacked on a deep dropback. The Bears needed to run the ball, throw a quick hitter, or a screen pass just to have a chance to tie the game. They didn't.
Bears punted and then they gave up a 90 yard TD drive that basically won the game. Hester got a long punt return with 2 minutes left in the game, but the Bears did not get the onside kick. And because the Bears had squandered two of their timeouts earlier in the half they could not do anything to stop the clock.
Martz has to be committed to the run and be patient, and the Bears need to throw some quick hitter/hot reads. I expect some more shuffling on the O-line also.