I remember this one time when Mike Martz came to the Bears, and they did something at the half of one of his early games and won.
And you thought hey, the Bears made a halftime adjustment!
But for the most part, I don't ever remember saying the Bears "out smarted" any body.
Or "out coahed".
Or at least "brainy" isn't top of mind with the Bears, I guess.
Then came the opening game of 2013 against the Cincinnati Bengals, and I could not believe how awful Marvin Lewis' coaching was.
I mean, not bad on the field - the team is good.
But discipline, things like too many guys on the field, players calling back to back timeouts, and the overall clock management was pretty horrible.
So you could say the Bengal coaching just kinda gave the game away.
But I'd prefer to think that the Bears were coached better.
And sure the Bears didn't look so hot the first half.
But they got better as the game went along.
Cutler didn't get sacked, and the Bengals are supposed to be pretty good up front.
I can't wait for this season to continue.
It'll only get better as all these new guys play together.
"Gel" or whatever.
Victories in the NFL can be soooo hard.
Remember that Falcons game in 2008?
Ortron to Davis?
The Bears took the lead with no time left and then went with the prevent defense and... lost with a second left.
Oh, here's the actual footage.
That's why this win on opening day is so encouraging.
Go O Line.
Go Marc Trestman.
I forgot to put this in earlier:
I googled the word "outcoach" and was directed to Wiktionary, where I clicked the "quotations" and found this:
Note the last sentence.
Maybe they should update that thing.