Bears - Deadskins Thoughts
It is pre-season, but the Bears were clearly the better team tonight w/respect to the first team O and D units.
Jay Cutler was efficient and Brandon Marshall hooked up with Jay on a couple of nice plays. Forte looked good on his 4 carries. The D was solid and the O-line held up pretty well with the first team.
As for the Deadskins, the secondary still looks suspect. The O-line was not very good. Bob Griffin stuggled with the pressure. That is what is going to happen a lot this year. Any foolish Deadskin fans who actually want Cousins because he threw 3 TD passes against the scrubs is an idiot, but I expect that there will be a bunch of idiots this week and during the season when Bob struggles.
I think the most interesting position battles for the Deadskins will come at receiver. More specifically, do they keep Brandon Banks? I think they will and probably should. The return was critical for him, but it is likely that he is going against guys who are fighting to make the squad - not necessarily the first team special teams. Still, it was a good return for a TD.
The regular season is when it counts - the Bears just need to get a little work and stay healthy in preseason. Can't wait.