Quick Hits – Lions @ Bears – Week 4

Thank you Detroit Lions. Thank you Jared Goff. There isn’t much out there to make a team feel better than beating up on a now 0-4 Lions squad. That and Bill Lazor calling plays

I don’t care what the final stats say, the Bears are going to LOVE playing against Jared Goff for as long as he is the Lions QB. 

What a HUGE swing of emotion from last week. That’s what happens when Matt Nagy is no longer calling plays

Let’s dive in…

The Good

Bill Lazor. The game plan made sense. David Montgomery should be a featured back. Today, he was. This takes the pressure of a young and inexperienced QB. Lazor put Fields in the best positions possible.

David Montgomery. D-Mo. Monty. #32. My good friend Jack Wright said that Monty is the Bears best pure runner since Walter Payton. I don’t know if I am there just yet, but it’s getting close. 

The Pass Rush. At one point it seemed like everyone had sacked Jared Goff. The Bears pass rushers forced THREE Jared Goff fumbles. Robert Quinn MUST have been hurt last year. He was stellar today. Again. 

Darnell Mooney. Five catches for 125 yards and one rush for 10 yards. Dude had a freakin’ game. 

Justin Fields. Fields held the ball too long. It cost the Bears in a few different places, BUT he looked WAY better than last week. When Fields was drafted, I talked about how that is one of the knocks on Fields, he doesn’t have the best feel for the pocket when he is going to throw. However, one of the many things that makes him stand out is his ability to adapt and learn from his mistakes. His deep balls were gorgeous today. He showed how elusive he can be and he definitely showed a lot of growth. I’ve been waiting to purchase my Fields jersey, I think I am going to get it after I post this…

The Bad

The Bears Run D. Sure, they only gave up 84 yards, but that’s because the Lions only rushed 24 times. If I were the Lions head coach, I wouldn’t bite kneecaps and I would have stuck to the run game. Instead, I ate popcorn shrimp on my couch. (Yes, it was delicious)

Khalil Mack’s Roughing the Passer Call. Yes Mack hit Jared Goff’s helmet, but that was one of the softest calls I’ve ever seen. 

Cole Kmet’s Footing/Soldier Field. The turf monster was out in full swing. We need to get Kmet some better cleats. 

Aqib Talib. Dude may be a great commentator some day, but today was not that day. 

Final Thoughts

I am trying not to get too excited, it was the Lions, but a win is a win is a win. After last week, I will definitely take it. 

As always folks…

Bear Down

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