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Overkill: Munnerlyn Calls Out Coaching on Bears' Final Drive

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HUH? Our DBs had completely shut down their passing game using press coverage. So what do the coaches do!? Go to a soft zone cover 4. Why abandon what had been working? The coaches put their player in a position to fail by not playing to their strenghts. Cap has every right to call them out. He played his ass off the entire game only to have the play calls kill the defensive momentum.

100% spot on.

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What was funny about today's game was that it seemed the coaches had conceded that they were wrong and they did what the media and fans had demanded - established a run game, work out of the i formation and eventually set up the play action pass.

Then comes 7 minutes left in the fourth with the lead - a time when it'd be great to have a long drive led with the run - and on the first play it's some comeback route for Smith... Useless dangerous play that puts the Bears in the lead.

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What was funny about today's game was that it seemed the coaches had conceded that they were wrong and they did what the media and fans had demanded - established a run game, work out of the i formation and eventually set up the play action pass.

Then comes 7 minutes left in the fourth with the lead - a time when it'd be great to have a long drive led with the run - and on the first play it's some comeback route for Smith... Useless dangerous play that puts the Bears in the lead.

very true on that comeback route.

all they had to do was protect the ball and keep doing what they've been doing all game.

the play call at that point in time was bad. smitty falling made it worse.

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I said that in the chat yesterday as well... The pick when Smitty slipped should've never happened. For multiple reasons, 1) It was a bad time to call a pass, 2) It was a badly designed pass play and an even worse selection to call if you were going to call a pass. From what I saw, it was all short routes. Actually looked like a spacing type route, Problem is, the Bears sat on every one of the routes. They weren't playing deep, nor did they have to, because it didn't appear we sent anyone deep.

Again, nothing for the opponent to second guess, it was all out there right in front of them. Exactly what they wanted to see.

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This is an example of why the staff is scattered. They blow the lead on a useless pass (overly risky) and then on the last drive they don't even put up a fight (overly risk averse). They just don't get how and when to take risks.

I literally said out loud before the pick "Why are they in shotgun?"

I don't care if they had a low average running the ball. The crowd was in it, the team was backed up, Chicago wanted momentum. If I'm Chud, I call a run play and try to get a few yards and settle things down, even if it's just marginally quieter it's better. The Bears defense may have been fired up there, but they hadn't done much to stop the Panthers from driving in the second. The run game had been far more effective in the second half. The chances of getting another FG seemed favorable.

The play probably would've been complete if Smith didn't fall so I can't fault it completely. It showed trust in Cam, at least, but I'm out of silver linnings.

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posted this quote in another thread....

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Rivera said he would have liked to have seen corners,safeties play tighter on Bears' game-winning drive, when Panthers stayed in soft zone.

so is this mcdermmott's fault?

what the crap is going on here?

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posted this quote in another thread....

so is this mcdermmott's fault?

what the crap is going on here?

It falls back on RR regardless. Its his staff. If he didn't like the scheme, he's the headcoach. CHANGE THE PLAYS!!! Its becoming more and more clear the man is oblivious.

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posted this quote in another thread....

so is this mcdermmott's fault?

what the crap is going on here?

What's going on is that there are so many parties failing we can't even decide whom to blame.

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Frustrating as hell watching teams out coach us every week.

I agree. The only time he was not outcoached was the Saints game. The game where the opponent's top 2 coaches were suspended.

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Let think and get the facts:

1. NFL coordinators from pretty much every team uses the soft defense at the end of games.

2. Fans always yells that it is stupid.

Uh, no they don't. Prevent is often used when the opposing team has to drive the length of the field to score a TD, and it is appropriate in that situation as the field gets more and more compressed the closer they get. You don't do it when the team only needs a FG. In a situation like yesterday, you will often see a 6 or 7 man blitz to try to end the game with a sack.

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so is this mcdermmott's fault?

what the crap is going on here?

Nah, he's trying to put it on the players, and hoping everyone forgets we had a TO left that could have been used to try to get organized on D. I realize it's generally not wise to give the other team a TO on a drive with little time left, but everybody could see what was unfolding, and calling a different D was our only chance to stop it.

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If RR didn't like the defense, he had 5 plays to call a TO and change it. Chud calls the dumb as out, with regard to field position/situational football. RR/ McDermott go soft zone and watch CHI drive for the win. Please JR.. fuging fire these guys!

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Ron sure does like throwing his players under the bus.

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