Dominating Bear Defense
The Bears moved to 2-1 with a solid win against the Rams. The Rams are a pretty good team, but they are a team that the Bears had to beat if they are going to do anything this year. The Rams D did a pretty good job. The Bear receivers dropped at least 5 passes - Marshall seemed to have all kinds of problems. I thought Cutler played efficiently, although he did throw an interception that was on him. The play calling was conservative, with a lot of running. I liked it. It seemed to wear on the Rams and it kept Jay upright. Forte would have broken off some longer runs, but Bush and Bell were adequate.
The story of the game was the Bears D. The front 4 are just dominating. They are getting pressure without blitzing and it makes everything easier when you can do that. Peppers and Izzy are playing great on the ends. Rookie Shea McClellen and Corey Wooten have been active when they have been in at the ends. The interior linemen - Okoye, Paea, and Melton have been just great so far this year. The linebackers have been fantastic, but the corners and safeties have played even better. The Bears hit Bradford all game and sacked him 6 times. All those hits lead to 2 interceptions later in the game - one by Major Wright that put the game away in the fourth quarter.
Next up is a trip to Dallas next Monday night. I like their chances and look forward to watching that game on national TV.