The Bears get their 6th win to double their 2022 win total. We drink and break it down.
Every week, I’m serving one Bearbon for the best thing I saw during the week, preferably smooth with a nice finish. 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.
Kmet was a candidate for our Bearbon this week. He had 107 yards on only 4 catches before he went out with injury in the 2nd quarter. He’s already exceeded his best season totals. We drink a Florida Straight Bearbon this week to Khalil Herbert. After looking less explosive coming back from injury, he looked much more like himself. He was finding holes and getting to the edge on a consistent basis. He looked like a guy who’ll be hard to leave out of the room next year.
The broadcast mentioned that Trenton Gill is at the bottom of the league in net punt yardage. On a team that has punted so much, this is indeed a terrible stat. For a Scotch, let me ask you a question: Who is the third receiving option for the Bears? I’m sure Poles thought it would be Mooney, Scott or even Velus. With Moore clearly off and Kmet gone, the running game stepped up to preserve the win yet Fields lacking a target showed. With Santa season coming to an end, Bears fans should be putting a receiver or tight end on their 2024 list. Raise your scotch in longing for a Harrison Jr type.
Fans often forget this thing we do every Sunday is supposed to be fun. One of the players that’s emerging as a fun watch this year is Kyler Gordon. There he was laying a huge hit on a Cardinal. He was there again making a tackle for loss on the play below. 6 even added a sack to go with his 6 tackles. His rookie struggles are getting farther and farther in the rearview mirror. Raise your Downpour Brewery Party on the 9th Floor IPA to the Washington State native.
The Falcons are up next. Down a rabbit hole I went learning about the early Atlanta blues scenes of the 20’s and 30’s. I learned about Barbecue Bob, real name Robert Hicks. That’s great artist name so he’s our jukebox selection this week with his signature “Barbecue Blues”.