Two games into the regular season is no time to panic, but it’s never too early for a reality check. The Bears can be a playoff team this year if a number of things go their way, but Thursday night’s loss to the Packers proved they have a long way to go. Jay Cutler was abysmal and Chicago’s offensive line was worse. If Brian Urlacher’s comments after the game were any indication, the 23-10 loss may have shaken the Bears confidence a bit.
“Maybe we’re not as good as we thought we were,” a frustrated Urlacher said according to CSNChicago.com. “We’ve got a long ways to go and that’s obvious. Maybe Green Bay’s just that good.”
It could be a combination of both, but something tells me the Bears aren’t as good as they thought they were. Cutler and Brandon Marshall seemed awfully confident headed into this week’s game and both played horribly. The Niners easily handled the Packers last Sunday in Green Bay, so it’s not like they’re an unstoppable force. Marshall, however, doesn’t sound as discouraged as Urlacher.
“We’re definitely as good as we think we are, but offensively we have to do a better job,” he said. “They’re a great team, they won the Super Bowl two years ago, so it’s going to take more than just walking on the field to dethrone them.”
Yes, it certainly is. And talking trash the week before the game is going to do nothing but motivate a team that needed no extra motivation coming off a loss at home in the season opener. If the Cutler and Marshall learned anything on Thursday night, it should be that they need to shut up and do their jobs.Google+