Rookies Made Strong Stance in Bears – Ravens Matchup

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By Wanda Wiedman // @WandaW63

After a day of reviewing the history of pro football and soaking up a compelling speech from former Bear’s linebacker Brian Urlacher, the Chicago Bears made a strong stance at the Hall of Fame game in a 17-16 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

The stage was set for rookies to make their mark and veterans to show they still got what it takes to compete. It would have been epic to have seen the Bears first-round pick out on the field for the entire world to see. But there were others who took the stage to prove that they belonged in the NFL.

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Chicago Bears: Slippery Football, Slippery Field, Slippery Slope of a Game

 

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By Wanda Wiedman // @WandaW63

Packers 35 – Bears 14

The Thursday night matchup between the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers was supposed to be at least competitive. But within the first 53 seconds of the game, the Bears fumble a ball, and Quarterback Aaron Rodgers magnificently directs two touchdown drives. All of this happened before the rain delay and the deafening chants of Bears fans for the head of QB Mike Glennon. The rain however gave the Bears a chance to clear their heads and find a way to catch up to the 14-0 deficit they were in.

 

Slippery football, Slippery field

In the first series of the game, Glennon stands in the pocket in what seemed like forever, waiting for a receiver to be open. During that play Tight End Dion Sims struggled to block Linebacker Clay Matthews, who manages to overtake him, creating a strip-sack fumble that led to a Packers touchdown. Again the Bears get another opportunity, this time Glennon brings up his knee prior to the cadence but thinks the offense doesn’t see it. So he does it again only for the ball to be snapped and hitting Glennon in the knee giving the Packers the ball once again, leading to the second touchdown.

In the first quarter, the Bears could not produce a clean string of plays. With a wet field the Bears tried to move the ball at the start of the second quarter. In a shocking display, and rare scene, a long throw by Glennon finds the hands of Wide Receiver Josh Bellamy, only to be stripped on the way down by the Packers secondary. But the Bears defense came through with a QB sack by LB Leonard Floyd and another chance to get a score on the board. But Glennon fails to make the correct throw to Markus Wheaton and it is intercepted. Continue reading “Chicago Bears: Slippery Football, Slippery Field, Slippery Slope of a Game”

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Chicago Bears Fans Demand Change But at Whose Expense?

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By Wanda Wiedman // @WandaW63

“Tru-bis-y, Tru-bis-ky, Tru-bis-ky” could be heard throughout Raymond James stadium by Chicago Bears fans.  After quarterback Mike Glennon displayed a substandard performance in a 29-7 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccanneers, it was more than any Bears fan could stomach. The chants shouted by fans to start the young rookie could be heard throughout social media, at times begging general manager to Ryan Pace to intervene.

But there is a reason for not playing the rookie, which I will share in a moment.

Granted, the Bears did not start off great, ushering yet another 0-2 start to the season, making it three years in a row.  To add insult to injury…well,  the stack of injuries that are once again plaguing this team.

But it is the performance of the starting quarterback that has the football world in a tizzy. Despite Glennon passing for 301 yards, and completing 31-45 passes, he finished the day with one touchdown and three turnovers.  He took ownership of those mental mistakes stating, “Obviously it was not what I envisioned or hoped,” Glennon said about his return to Tampa Bay. “Ultimately it shows how important taking care of the football is. Four turnovers in the first half is not going to win many football games, three of those fall on me. Ultimately I have to do a better job and give us a better chance to win.”

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