Thursday, December 7, 2023

Chicago Bears Doubter Reveals Why He’s Suddenly Buying In


Ross Tucker is a former NFL offensive lineman. He played several years across the league, including with the New England Patriots during their early dynasty. The man has a trained eye for what good teams are supposed to look like. That is why he came down hard on the Chicago Bears before the season began. He felt they had arguably the worst offensive supporting cast in football around Justin Fields, especially on the offensive line.

Two weeks into the season, it appears his stance has changed. Tucker went on Mully & Haugh for 670 The Score. He explained that his eyes were opened Sunday night by the Bears offense, but not in the way people think. Most saw Fields struggling. He saw the offensive line as the aggressors, playing physically and working to help teammates up after plays. To him, that speaks to a well-coached group, and the team’s mindset has shifted.

The Chicago Bears may finally be in good hands.

Yes, the game on Sunday night didn’t go as planned. The offense couldn’t stay on the field for too much of the first half, and the Packers took advantage. However, the running game bulldozed to 180 yards, and the pass protection wasn’t terrible. Most of the issues were about execution. For once, it wasn’t about guys getting pushed around. The Bears matched that intensity. Green Bay just made fewer mistakes.

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Tucker seemed to think such issues can be worked through with more time. It’s a new offense. Guys haven’t fully grasped it yet. The Chicago Bears finally have a coaching staff that knows what it’s doing. They have a plan and an identity they’re trying to establish. If they can continue to run the ball as they have thus far, teams won’t want to play them. Intimidation can go a long way in this league. It breeds confidence, and with confidence comes better performance.

It is interesting to hear this from somebody that was so convinced the Bears would be terrible. Maybe there is hope that they’ll be better than anybody expected.


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Sep 23, 2022 3:17 pm

the chicago bears need to POUND the rock and eat up clock.Let the strength carry JF until more oppurtunities open up.WE are developing,the OL is developing as the season progresses these guys are only going to get better and better.If bearsfans arent fired up by watchn DMO than you need to go find another team.Patience my friends.Poles is a genius.he BUILT KCs roster.

Gator Joe
Gator Joe
Sep 23, 2022 6:44 am

Tucker “has a trained eye for what good teams are supposed to look like.” Yeah, so do I. A lot more W’s than L’s. Stop the run. Don’t turn it over.

Sep 23, 2022 6:14 am

The one thing about this staff is the appear to put in work to develop players. The hold players accountable and will sit players if they do not play at the standards the coaches expect. It’s similar to how Theo built the Cubs organization bottom up. The good news, in football – things can turn around quicker. After beating SF, some fans thought we were on the way to win the SB or at least beat GB. I didn’t think so – but I do think they can beat GB @ home later in the year. New Offense, New Defense….really… Read more »

Sep 22, 2022 10:18 pm

Let’s do the Tomahawk chop. Fields career? What, 12 games last year, as a rookie, for one of the worst coaches in Bears history. And two games this year in an entirely new offense. Come on. Seriously. And Montgomery was a beast last week! Yes running backs have a short shelf life in the NFL but really good ones like Monty do not. And yes Herbert looks ready to step in but if Bears could get a fair deal done why not extend Montgomery. Go Bears!

Ghost Tomahawk
Ghost Tomahawk
Sep 22, 2022 4:45 pm

The Bears do have a good staff. This year is all about seeing what they can cultivate ahead of next off season. Most of these starting skill position players will be gone outside of Mooney. Thsi includes running back David Montgomery. I honestly dont see them kicking in for a runningback when theyre a penny a dozen talent in todays NFL.

We will see how the middle gels this week against the Texans. If the line solidifies Fields and his minions will have noone to blame for his terrible play thats plagued him his career.

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