Cheers for the Bears’ preseason opener:
— Kahlil Bell, for his 73 yards on 13 rushes. With Marion Barber and Matt Forte (and our starting-to-creak veteran, Chester Taylor), it seems we have some depth in the running game.
— Mike Holmes, for that interception late in the game.
— The defense in general, for keeping Buffalo to a measly three points (a feat in any game, preseason or otherwise).
Jeers for the Bears’ preseason opener:
— Robbie Gould, for his flubbed field goals. Though in all fairness, I’d be surprised if he pulls any 34 yarders during the regular season.
— Mike Martz, for his dumb offense and his insistence that it works. Ten points in a preseason game wouldn’t worry me if that wasn’t sort of how the 2010 regular season went, too. Maybe it’s the players who can’t adapt. But maybe if your players aren’t getting it, you need to adapt your offense to your players’ skills.
— The field, for not being turf.