Come To Think Of It: The Chicago Bears’ Identity Crisis

Posted: 14th October 2009 by Bob Warja in NFL
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The Chicago Bears are in the midst of an identity crisis. They want to be a running team, yet their best offensive weapon is the QB. á We all know that theáBears have always stated that they ôcome off the bus running the football." Traditional NFL thinking has it that you need to have a strong running game to set up your passing offense. á But is a so-called ôbalanced offensive attackö overrated if your team has a solid QB? That is a question IÆve been pondering since the Bears obtained Jay Cutler. á On one hand, seeing as we have yet to really get the running game on track and we sit at 3-1 on the season, I think that question may already be answered. á Yes, Matt Forte had 121 yards rushing against the Lions in week four. But he got the bulk of that yardage on two big runs. Take ...

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