Stream of Consciousness – Chargers at Bears

  1. It was definitely the pre-season for Chris Berman. He (or the people in the booth) had a tough time identifying a few players. Trent Dilfer was relentlessly positive.
  2. I am already disappointed in Jay Cutler. He started the first possession by holding the ball instead of getting rid of it quickly, on time to a receiver. He and Brandon Marshall resorted to last year’s offense for the rest of the night. Its only pre-season game number two but if he continues to do that, they’ll be looking for a new quarterback next year.
  3. Shea McClellin look’s like he’s using his speed better this year. He’s maintaining distance from the blocker and he’s not as likely to be engulfed. I’m waiting to see how he’s going to defend the run.
  4. Matt Forte is running with good vision. This offense will be good for him (if Cutler runs it).
  5. Devin Hester’s showed his achilles heal with his indecisive fair catch on his only punt.
  6. Lots of up and down tackling out there. I’d say some work needs to be done, especially with the special teamers.
  7. J.T. Thomas had to showe up on special teams and he did. Still no sign of Devin Aromashodu.
  8. Armando Allen’s roster spot has to be in serious jeopardy. Michael Ford once again looked like he belonged.
  9. I’m not sure what Josh McCown was doing in there in the fourth quarter or what that means for Matt Blanchard.
  10. The rookie linebackers were up and down. Khaseem Greene struggled more and though Jon Bostic certainly had his moments he also looks like he’s going to have a hard time getting off blocks and stopping the run for a while.

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