Originally Posted by clearwaterms
being at the game, it was a very excited crowd.
Flinchy, I have a question?
Watching the Lions today, they looked like a very poorly coached team, alot of penalties, bad decisions, etc. Green Bay was very similar with an aging Brett Favre making bad decisions under pressure...
Comming up against the Vikings, Brad Johnson probably won't have those problems, I am assuming he isn't going to make mistakes. Granted, he might not have the talent in positions that Detroit does, however, nobody could be coached worse then Detroit was today. The vikings defense is tough. Detroit's secondary is terrible. Rex made several throws off his back foot and made some very threading the needle type throws that I fear against a better secondary he might get burned.
I listened to WGN radio on the way home, and a comment was made that with the performance by Rex the last two games, the team has confidence in him, and being a young QB in the league he is going to make mistakes, but the team will back him moving forward.
He's a young player he will make some mistakes. He's also very accurate and has a strong arm. He will make some great plays. Rex is feast or famine right now, but I think Turner is smart enough to go with him while he's hot and turn to the running game when he gets cold. Look how he got more conservative in GB after the INT. Rex will be just fine.
About the Cover 2:
There's a lot of misconception about the Cover-2. Truth is that the Bears don't really run the Cover-2 most of the time. It's just the media that likes to hype the system. Cover 2 really just means how the safteys and CB's run their coverage responsabilities. The Bears switch to man coverage quite often during running downs. When you do see a big cushion, that is usually Cover 2, but not always and the Bears CB's, especially Vasher, like to give cushion and jump short routes for INT's. They have enough faith in their Safeties that if they get burned, it won't be for a TD.
Minnesota is playing very good football right now. They beat two good teams in Washington and Carolina and both games were close games. Minnesota also has a LOT more talent on the OL than either Green Bay or Detroit. Our DL has feasted in the first two games, but GB's line is terrible and Detroits line is just average. That being said, Minnesota does not have any play makers at the skill positions. Brad Johnson, Troy Williamson and Chester Taylor do not strike fear in defensive coaches. I think next weeks game is going to come down to playmakers. If our LB's and secondary can come up with picks and strips, then it could be another blow out game. So far Urlacher, Briggs, Vasher and Mike Brown have been pretty quiet because our DL has been dominating. Next week they will get the chance to step it up and show everyone why this is the best defense in football. I don't see Minnesota putting more than 13 points up against us.
Minnesota is not much better than Detroit defensively. Minnesota has some good young talent, but they have faced Washington with an injured Clinton Ports and Carolina without Steve Smith so don't make book on how good their defense is just yet. I'd look for the Bears to pound the rock more than they did against GB or Detroit. If Jones and Benson can move the chains, the play action will open up again for Grossman. If Grossman can go 14/19 for 150 yards and 1TD and they can get 120 yards and a score on the ground, it will be enough for the Bears to win. Special teams also favors the Bears at this point as both Devin Hester and Rashied Davis have looked very dangerous this year.
I still think 24-10 Bears. Moose and TJ get TD's. Defense or Special teams gets a score and Gould adds a FG. Minnesota gets a score from Williamson or a pick six from the defense and one Longwell FG.