Packer-Bears, Week 3
Nobody here cares about this game or what? No thread?
This is the Bear game!
They are 2-0.
If they beat us, they have a leg & a half up on us.
I find Monday night's game very interesting.
The Packers, as we all know, are a stay-the-course, build thru the draft type of franchise. It's had some success obviously and the team has gotten better in TT's tenure here. The 2007 team spiked, then a down, but 2009 & now have all signs pointing up.
The Bears, on the other hand, are quite different.
When Ted started, Lovie Smith had made it a goal of his to beat the Packers. And they did. They took over the division briefly, despite Wrecks Grossman at QB. They even got to a Super Bowl in 2006.
But they had fallen the past few years.
So last year they traded for the big time QB in Cutler to run their offense.
And this off-season, they added RB Chester Taylor and the best FA in years on defense, Julius Peppers.
They added a few smaller pieces as well, but those 2 big additions are going to be the factors in how far the Bears go this year, and the near future.
If they can all of a sudden leapfrog the Packers with almost an opposite approach (and poor recent draft results), it will show that you can win in today's NFL by bringing in outside talent and not just relying on the draft.
"Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they've made a difference. The Marines don't have that problem"
-- President Ronald Reagan, 1985