What a difference a week makes — not so good. The Broncos looked great into the second quarter and then the wheels started falling off one at a time.
The special teams got burned by Devin Hester twice. Man, can that guy run (from the U). I know what you’re saying — how do you kick to him? I wouldn’t either — or I’d try to pin him on one-half of the field.
Then the punt block. Even I was confused on the angle the punter took.
The defense looked good until late in the game. At that point the Bears only had two field goals and the two touchdown returns on the board. We went to bend-but-not-break and got snapped in half. I know how upsetting that was to watch, but the only bright side for me was they are getting there, just slowly.
I liked the way we ran the ball as Andre Hall is fun to watch and the way we moved Jay Cutler around in the pocket and the naked bootlegs and the pitch plays and run options he made. I liked all of that.
Sloppy weather, sloppy play on both sides of the ball cost us in the end. Tough loss in a tough season. I’m very optimistic about the future and as some folks will say the future is not now.
I had to eat a little crow at the end of the game as I called some friends in Chicago during the game when it was 34-20 to give them some grief. Still a fun game to watch — tough but fun.
I stayed on the edge of my couch till the end.
Tags: Game Analysis