Bucs at Bears
An old friend comes back to town when Brian Griese starts at QB for the Bucs sunday against the Bears. Well maybe not an old friend. More like that guy you used to work with who's name you could never remember because he really didn't do anything that deserved any kind of name recognition. The Bears will be running into that guy again. And trust me, they don't remember his name! .......... The Bears certainly have some rebounding to do sunday. They have to get past blowing a 14 point lead in the second half on the way to an ugly loss this past sunday. It has to start with one thing: Better field position to start drives. The special team has to execute better on kick and punt returns. No more of these silly penalties that put an already conservative offense on their own 10 yard line to start drives. .......... The Bucs are going to be alot like the Panthers. They are going to try and win with solid defense and a solid rushing attack. Like the Panthers the Bucs are going to throw two very different types of RB's at the defense in order to mix things up. Warrick Dunn is going to try and beat you off the edges like Deangelo Williams. And Ernest Graham is going to try and run you over like Johnathan Stewart. This week the Bears must win the battle upfront in order to win this game. Brian Griese is not going to beat you with his arm. Trust me the Bears are very aware of that! Dusty Dvoracek is going to be the key guy upfront for the Bears. His ability to stop the run is his strength. It's also something Tommy Harris doesn't do well. Dvoracek, rookie Marcus Harrison, and the line backing core need to get the job done at the line of scrimmage in order to win this game! .......... Against an old but crafty defense the Bears really need to mix things up on offense. You can't rely soley on running the ball against the Bucs. They will contain you if you're one dimensional. Hopefully Kyle Orton can complete on some posts in order to open things up for Matt Forte. Expect Desmond Clark to be involved heavily Sunday! .......... Pretty simple game for the Bears sunday. Don't allow the Bucs to run the ball! With Hester questionable for the game the Bears will have even more pressure to execute on special teams. With that being said I think the first home game of the season gets this Bears team fired up. Desmond Clark, Brian Urlacher, Dusty Dvoracek, and Matt Forte will all play key roles in sundays game. Bears 24 Bus 13.