Posted on: August 28, 2011 11:51 pm

Bears/Titans Preseason Games Notes

Coming off a blow out Monday night loss that first team kept close the Bears hope for a better showing as they traveled to Nashvile, TN for game three of the preseason. Different Titans team with both Kerry Colins and Vince Young gone. The Titans come into this game without star RB Chris Johnson with issues on a contract extension. Their new QB tonite is no stranger t the Bears in Matt Hasselbeck who they faced in the regular season in a loss and in the playoffs with a win playing with the Seahawks. 

Bears Offense #1
Bears start out great as Jay Cutler hits Roy Williams with a 17 yard completion on 1st down. Next play on 2nd Cutler is picked trying to go back to Williams by the Titans Michael Griffin. Looks like Lovie & Martz want to get Williams into the game early.

Bears defense #1
With great field position the Titans start inside the bears 40 yard line. three Hasslebeck passes with him in the shotgun 2nd and 3rd down and Tiitans bring in Rob Bironas who misses a 51 yard FG attempt.

Bears offense #2
Little movement on this drive by the Bears on the downs 1 & 2. On third down Cutler hits Earl Bennett with 18 yard hook up for a FD. Driving down Williams mis communication causes a sure big play on a 2nd down. Dane Sanzenbzcher bails out Williams next play with a 17 yard pick up. Bears in the red zone get a 2 plays later get a TD from Matt Forte up the middle. Impressive drive after the TO going 12 plays and for 59 yards.

Bears 7 Titans 0

Bears defense #2
On opening play Melton and brian Urlacher make a great play stuffing C Johnson's replacement Jamie Harper On 3rd and 8 Nick Roach helps the Titans by jumping off side but Hasselbeck is short on pass 3rd and 3 and the Titans punt.  

Bears offense #3
Bears start from their 19 yard line. Forte makes some moves to pick up 6 yards. The bears later would get two FD on third down and are 5-5 on third picking up FD to this point. Forte rips another big run for 14 yards and the bears are on the Titans side. Next another Forte run for 19 and another trip into the red zone.  Drop passes by the Bears and Robbie Gould in and misses a 29 yard FG.

Bears defense #3
Hasselbeck and Harper gets the Titans going this drive.  Switching run and pass the Titans drive to the Bears 34. Three plays later instead of a FG attempt the Titans go for it and are denied by a great play by Charles Tillman to break the pass up. 

Bears offense #4
Bears start from their own 29. 2nd down Cutler hits bennett to the Titans side of the field. Hester is wide open next but to short to haul in a catch as the ball grazes his fingers. Bears pick up enough yard to get int FG range where Gould hits a longer one from the miss at 29 with a 44 yarder.

Bears 10 Titans 0

Bears defense #4
Titans start from their 20. Nate Washington starts to make him self involved with great catch for 21 yards. Hasselbeck picks up 9 getting away from a sack. Urlacher makes another great help tackle with Israel Idonije to stuff on Harper. Next play Hasselbeck hits Ahmard Hall into the red zone. Four plays later Harper scores a 9 yard TD run.

Bears 10 Titans 7

Bears offense #5
bears go no huddle for three plays and halftime is reached.

Bears Defense #5
Harper still in the game at RB. Titans get a FD but stall and punt after that. Bears defense comes out at the half focussed. 

Bears offense #6
Bears go three and out looking lost to start their first second half drive. 

Bears defense #6
Jake Locker is in as the titans QB. Three and out results.

Bears offense #7
Caleb Hanie in for cutler at QB. Kahlil Bell has a couple short runs with a holding call later killing a great 10 yard pick up. Bennett picks up 20 yard pickup on a catch and Bears again in the Titans red zone. Hanie makes a mistake later throwing a pick six to the Titans Tommie Cambell.  

Titans 14 Bears 10

Bears offense #8
Bell makes some great runs as the OL is opening up good holes the entire game. Bears get into FG range and Gould hits his second to cut the lead to 1.

Titans 14 Bears 13

Bears defense #7

Zachk Bowman and Amobi Okoye make plays and Titans go three 
Bears offense #9

Once again a couple of god Bell runs but the Bears end up punting.

Bears defense #8
The Bears shut the Titans down. Titans punt but get a  FD when the Bears block the ball into the arms of a Titan who picks up the FD. Okoye makes another tackle for a loss and Titans end up punting.

Bears offense #10 
1:10 left and no time outs the Bears turn the ball over on downs.

Bears defense #9

Couple of knees by Titans and final is 14-13 Titans.

Two mistakes. A miss FG and a pick six does the Bears in. All in all great performance by the defense. Offense still needs to score TD in the red zone. 
Category: NFL Draft
Tags: Bears, Titans
Posted on: August 23, 2011 10:00 am

Bears/Giants Preseason Notes

Driving my BF nuts watching and taking notes on Monday Night Football preseason game here are my observations from the first team before the game got out of hand.

Bears D #1

Ahmad Bradshaw comes out the gate and dashes the Bears defense playing without Lance Briggs for a nine yard gain. Bears defense recovers on 2nd and 3rd down aided by a false start call that took away a first down for the Giants. Giants go 3 and out.

Giants 0 Bears 0

Bear O #1

Giants burry the Bears deep with a 63 yard punt and it is 1st and 10 at the Bears 16. Matt Forte first carry is a 1 yard loss. J'Marcus Webb jumps off side setting up 3rd in long. On third down Roy Williams catch attempt is bobled and reviewed to be not a catch which would been a first down. 3 and out and Jaws is quick to bring up the Bears leading the NFL in 3 and outs last year.

Giants 0 Bears 0

Bears D #2

Bears defense makes the Giants go another 3 and out with Mario Manningham dropping a sure catch on second down. On third down Julius Peppers switches side and is able to make Eli Manning hurry his throw for the incompletion. 

Giants 0 Bears 0

Bears O #2

Matt Forte goes no where on two runs and Roy williams drops another third down ball that would been a 1st down. Wiliams is targeted twice at this point with two drops. 

Giants 0 Bears 0

Bears D #3

Giants finally get the action started. Opening drive nets a 1st down ad Ahmad Bradshaw picks it up on 3rd and short. Next set Peppers gets another hurry on ELI and Tim Jennings makes a great play wrapping up a screen pass for little gain on 3rd. On 4th down Giants go for it, play of the game #1, Manning hits Victor Cruz on  wheel route and the play is ran to the bears 10 yard line. Gruden brings up the short bears DB's. (What is the deal with short WR and DB) Giants fail to get the ball in the endzone as Briggs replacement Brian Iwuh makes a great play to knock down a sure TD catch to Hakeem Nicks. Giants kick a FG.

Giants 3 Bears 3

Bears O #3
Bears on first down Cutler hits Devinj hester with a 30 yarder to Mid field. Next play, play of the game #2, Cutler hits Forte with a screen and Matt makes a couple great juke moves for a 42 yard gain to the Giants 8. Inside the 10 the bears shut down with hester on 2nd slipping wide open,

Giants 3 Bears 3

Bears D #4

Special Teams fail on the kickoff and the Giants start out with a short field on the bears 31. Bears stuff the run on first and eat up a reverse by Manningham. Bradshaw takes a screen from Manning on 3rd for the first. Next play Jacobs dashes up the middle for a 18 yard TD run.

Giants 10 Bears 3

Bears O #4

Cutler is finally sacked on the first play. great job by the Bears OL to this point. Sack however is on Jay for not throwing the ball away. On third down Kellen Davis drops a pass that would been a 1st. Bears punt. 

Giants 10 Bears 3

Bears D #5

Bears D cause another Eli hurry on 1st and Jacobs is hit for a 4 yard loss on 2nd. Eli on third makes a great play to Manningham for the 1st down on 3rd. A split screen to Nicks  ia for a loss next with Bradshaw gaining 11 yards to put the Giants in FG range. Next series a 1st is called back for illegal touching by Cruz and Giants settle for a FG. 

Giants 13 Bears 3

Bears O #5

Jonny Knox makes a great kickoff return to the Bears 40. Marion Barber takes a Cutler screen for a 1st down. Earl Bennett makes a great catch from Cutler for 33 yards to the Giants 20. Chester Taylor then comes in and goes no where again. Bennett runs a Wildcat play next that called back because of a holding call. Bennett catch on 3rd down is short of the 1st and bears settle for a FG.

Giants 13 Bears 6

Karr replces Eli on the Bears 6th defensive series and the main defenders for the Bears are sitting. From the first five series the Bears look the same on offense. Kicking FG's. Gruden makes a great point that Daniel Manning defense will be missed.And last note rookie tackle Gabe Carimi does a great job on Justin Tuck in the first half.
Category: NFL
Tags: Bears, Giants
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