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    Horse

    Please everybody don’t take this as an attack on your opinion. Most of us have been through a pretty rough week and we want to see the good and everything. We won that’s all for me I care about and I’ll take it.

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    seat26

    I gotta say that I did not see Beckwith being such an impactful player so early on. He might be just as much as a steal as Godwin and we might reap the rewards a lot sooner.

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    IDGABuc

    The Bears are 0-2 not 1-1.

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    johnny

    yea it’s easy to say sims shouldn’t be active when martin comes back because he didn’t do much today but it’s easy to forget if jameis hits him on that deep pass he has a 50 yard touchdown on his stat line and i dont think anybody would be saying he shouldn’t be active had jameis hit him. he was wide open it wasn’t his fault jameis over threw him he did his job jameis needs to make that throw. all i’m saying is it’s way to early to say who should be inactive when martin returns. imo sims brings another dimension to the game as a pass catcher that the other guys don’t and that’s why koetter loves him so much. i think it’s between rodgers and barber to separate themselves the next 2 weeks. i will say this i want to see barber get more opportunities if he was giving the workload that rodgers was i think he would’ve had way more impressive stats than rodgers who really didn’t impress me other than 2 runs. i think there’s a good chance that barber beats out rodgers to be our 2nd primary ball carrier and i think the coaches would be smart to give him around 10 carries a game even with martin back to keep them both fresh. sims should never see more than 5 carries…

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    76Buc

    Two major concerns:
    1. Winston’s accuracy. We did not sign Jackson to catch 7 yard slant passes. I don’t care if a guy runs a 2.9 40 yard dash, if the QB can’t hit him than it means nothing. Winston was over throwing wide open receivers all day.
    2. No pass rush. Glennon is a statue in the pocket , but the DL could not get him down. I know he was under pressure and releasing the ball quickly, but one sack is not acceptable.

    Minor issue:
    This team still does not have a “killer instinct”, as was pointed out. Only 3 points in the second half! They should have scored at least 40 points in the game.

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      Naplesfan

      Glennon wasn’t a statue in the pocket. He made 3 step drops all day in order to thwart the Bucs pass rush he knew was coming. And so even if he was only sacked once, he was pressured on essentially 100% of his pass drops … pressured to make 90+% three step drops rather than what any passer would prefer, the 5-step drop, and when he did do the 5-step drops he was literally pressured by our pass rush.

      How do we know Glennon was rushed and harassed all game beside the fact that he stuck with 3-step drops? He turned it over three times, that’s how we know that. He is actually a very accurate passer, more accurate on his throws than Jameis was yesterday, even with the three turnovers. 31 of 45 (69%) for 301 yards vs. 18 of 30 (60%) for 204 yards. Jameis was able to do 5-step drops and to sit back all day in the pocket, and only got sacked twice on coverage sacks when he should have just thrown it away.

      And, the real reason our defense gave up the shutout in the second half was because our offense couldn’t sustain a drive in the second half. On the last two Bucs offensive drives we just went three and out in our own end of the field, giving the Bears two good field positions with which to start out. The shutout would have been preserved had our offense gotten several first downs at the end of the game.

      On a hot summer afternoon any defense is going to tire out eventually if the offense is either getting drives killed with passes that don’t connect, or coughs it up as Sims did. The offense shoulda put up at least 14 points in the second half, especially considering how tired the Chicago D was after all the turnovers and short fields they had to defend in the first half.

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        76Buc

        Naples , when I said Glennon is a statue in the pocket I meant he is not mobile. Teams try to get him off his spot. I mentioned that he was releasing the ball quickly.
        Lastly, the Bears defense, being from the North, and playing many plays had to be more tired than our defense.

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