Add this to Bears coach John Farce’s resume: Lost both lines of scrimmage after an open date

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 06:21:13 AM. The team coming off an open date had its biggest guys ruined by the team playing on a short week. That’s health, that’s execution, that’s coaching.
Back when the Bears weren’t a complete disaster, the offensive line was considered a strength. Well, the interior of the offensive line, anyway, with left guard center and right guard . The defensive line, meanwhile, was believed to have improved, too, and the first eight games of the season backed that up, starting with . And then the owned both lines of scrimmage. Think about that. The team coming off an open date had its biggest guys ruined by the team playing on a short week. That’s health, that’s execution, that’s coaching, and even with some injuries on the offensive line, that's still worthy of a round of big, red noses. The Bears converted only four of 14 third downs, which is bad enough, but nine of them required gaining at least nine yards. But wait. It gets worse. Seven times they faced at least third-and-12, and add it all up, and Mitch Trubisky was sacked five times, some of it his fault, some of it not. But wait. It gets worse still. The Bears inexcusably committed pre-snap penalties, one of them when the entire offense moved except center Hroniss Grasu. The center forgetting the snap count — what a thing. What a Bears thing. Hold on. Here’s another: The first time the Bears reached Packers territory, tight end Daniel Brown and right tackle false-started on consecutive snaps. Dumb and undisciplined is no way to go through the NFL, people. Oh, and here’s a good one: When they should’ve been rested and alert because they weren’t beaten up from a game seven days...Read more
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