I think we just run the football , start wearing down their defense and then hit them with passes-mixed in with more running. try to tire out their defense and we should sweep them.
I agree. I think we just need to beat them up. We seemed to get away from that and it felt like our identity took a hit.
Sunday’s game in a nutshell for the first 55 minutes:
Woody Hayes once said “three things can happen when you pass, and two of them are bad ”
Next time we play Bears I hope we win the TOP battle!
Yes. Good point Wolf. At no point yesterday did the Bears stop Monty or Gibbs. We just kept shooting ourselves in the foot with turnovers.
the per carry average was insane
no excuse for what went down on offense
WE have the beasts to run wild in Monty & Gibby , so use them often and make the Bear’s defense try to run all over and try to stop that until they can’t breath , the nail them in the air !
Hell I’d love to see 2-back sets .
On to Green Bay…
Early in the second half we had a 3rd and 2. For some reason dropped back to throw and took the sack leading to a punt. They couldn’t stop the run but we wanted, for some reason, to force the pass and it was off early on. Make teams stop the run. If they can’t stop it keep doing it. I feel like that’s who we want to be as a team too but yesterday we got away from it.
BTW- favorite play yesterday was the goal line student body right, flip to Gibbs going left. He knew he was in the moment he caught the pitch. Ran about 80% top speed to the pylon for the TD. Also loved the LaPorta two point conversion drag route left against the grain of all that flow right. Hope someone (Engstrom?) is taking copious notes, because a lot of the time, this offense is an absolute thing of beauty. Andy Reid/Kyle Shannahan type next level stuff.
I think yesterday’s close call probably helps us in Chicago. We should be able to take an all business mindset for that one.
Correct-If they cannot stop our running, keep doing it , If it ain’t broke don’t fix it !!
That is an awesome designed play. Pretty sure it’s the same play that Brock Wright took to the house against the Jets last year.
There’s a lot of context here we need to remember.
If you add up the last drive of the half (2 minute drill) and our last 3 drives (chasing the game), we passed the ball on 23 of 29 non-sack plays. The game script absolutely skewed our numbers.
If you look at at our playcalling when we weren’t chasing the game or trying to score before the half, we ran the ball 15 out of 27 non-sack plays. That’s more in line with how we normally do it, and certainly had the game script not gotten out of hand, we would have continued.
Let’s also appreciate the fact we managed to get off 59 plays (with 2 sacks and 1 kneel down) in 19+ minutes!
It looked like they had game planned to attack Chicago deep. I never seen them do that before. Unfortunately Chicago did a good job of clogging the deep middle and getting pressure on Goff. I do feel like we tend to rely on the pass more often than we need too and we certainly allowed it to play a part in digging ourselves into a big hole.
We were still running it more than we threw it (until the 2 minute drive and end of the game), it’s just we made a lot of mistakes during those throws. Well Goff did.
Good point. If we didn’t turn it over so much both RBs likely get 5 to 7 more touches
Exactly. Everyone wants to say run more, but in that 2 minute drive if we ran more we might not have scored. If we ran more the last 3 drives we might have run out of time. We barely had enough time as it was.
The turnovers have been an issue in several games this year. Really gotta clean that up before the playoffs