Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011
By John Mullin
The Bears have reviewed the film of their loss to the Seattle Seahawks, a miserable performance generally. But it was not especially painful to watch, for one simple reason.
It was regular season, said linebacker Brian Urlacher. These games are a little different than the playoffs. They mean more. Ill trade the Seahawks: They can have that one, well take this one.
It is left to the imagination what the feeling was in New Orleans after the Saints allowed running back Marshawn Lynch to break 8 tackles on the way to a game-clinching 67-yard touchdown run last weekend.
Mercifully, perhaps, the Saints were done for the year so there was no reason for a film session afterward. Had that sort of debacle occurred in a Bears game, players know what would be going on in the film room.
That would be a play where, in the play before and we know whats coming next, everybody is shaking their head, said linebacker Lance Briggs. Everybody is going to put their head down. We watch our game together as a defense so we all get called out on our plays so everyone knows what happened and takes responsibility for what happened.
Our coaches are loud: Lance Briggs, negative, missed tackle, bust, loaf. Thats part of it so its not fun.
Seattle quarterback Matt Hasselbeck was a phone guest of CSNChicago.coms The Dan Patrick Show on Thursday and was quizzed on what the Seahawks can do to beat the Bears, which Hasselbeck and the Seahawks did on Oct. 18. Hasselbeck threw for 242 yards, noting their safeties like to disguise a little bit and we took advantage of that.
Seattle scored 3 touchdowns in the win, including ones on drives of 80 and 92 yards. The Seahawks were the first of only four teams to score that many TDs (Buffalo 3, New England and NY Jets 4). The Bears scored 2 TDs and settled for 2 FGs.
If we score touchdowns instead of field goals, Hasselbeck said. I think that was the key last time.
Linebacker Pisa Tinoisamoa (knee) was held out of practice Thursday but is expected to start Sunday against the Seahawks. Defensive tackle Anthony Adams (calf) was limited in practice. Cornerback Charles Tillman was back at practice after missing Wednesday with illness.
The situation in Seattle stayed grim for Pro Bowl linebacker Lofa Tatupu, who was unable to practice for the second straight day because of lingering effects from a concussion.
John "Moon" Mullin is CSNChicago.com's Bears Insider, and appears regularly on Bears Postgame Live and Chicago Tribune Live. Follow Moon on Twitter for up-to-the-minute Bears information.