Bears fans are understandably upset after another loss. It’s hard to see a light at the end of the tunnel with the Kansas City juggernaut up next. Still, step up to the bar and let’s close off week two.
Every week I’m serving one Bearbon for the best thing I saw during the week. One Scotch that burns the back of the throat but doesn’t stop you from loving it. We’ll then raise a beer to a player, play, incident or whatever else I feel deserves it. Lastly, I’ll leave you with a song from the Jukebox.
It’s easy to look at the game on Sunday and find no positives at all. Surprisingly, I saw some praise for Braxton Jones who, if you ignore the penalties, blocked well. Darnell Wright also earned some praise as the one solid piece on the offensive line. It was obvious that the best thing this week was Fields’ throw and Claypool’s attempt at redemption to make it a one score game in the 4th. It’s exactly what the Bears need to see much more.
There were many candidates for a burning scotch this week. A defense that seemingly only stopped the Bucs with the help of penalties. Getsy’s continued incoherent play calling that some speculated saw the same screen pass called on 3 consecutive plays. One of those plays led to the dagger touchdown and a Bucs soundbite stating they knew exactly the play that was coming. It’s with a heavy heart that we drink a scotch that burns for QB1. Fields had a really poor game ending with two interceptions on 55% passing and very worryingly some genuine deer in the headlights moments. He hasn’t been helped by poor line play and horrid coaching but now he’s not helping himself.
We gotta raise a beer. It’s the rules. Roschon Johnson looked the part as he has through preseason and 2 games that count. He finished with 42 total yards on only 6 touches. We drank to him before though. Wright holding his own is a possibility. I looked at the stats at the end of the game and was surprised to see one of the guys who is supposed to impress actually impress. DJ Moore had 104 yards catching 6 of his 7 targets. I’ve seen very little praise for his performance, so we’ll give it to him here and raise a Miller Lite with a cheesesteak for his Philly roots.
KC hosts the Bears next week. I fear it won’t be a pretty score, so I wanted to leave you with something good that came from KC. Janelle Monae, Charlie “Bird” Parker and even Puddle of Mudd for a certain crowd would have qualified. Around here though, the blues rule. I leave you with the original recording of this song from a KC native.