Ed O’Bradovich the former Bears great and radio host was on Public Televisions’ Chicago Tonight talking about our horrendous loss to the Bengals on Sunday. His comments are pretty much EXACTLY what we say over and over on this blog. I took down notes from his interview.
“When we run the football we run it from an I or an Ace formation… you don’t see 1 back or 2 backs split out over the guards, 2 backs on the same side (and then he went through a bunch of other formations)… all we do is run up the middle.
Then the host asked him “Why don’t we see that stuff?”
“That’s a good question. I wish somebody would ask Ron Turner that question.
“And you know what? You think our opponents don’t know that? They know every play we are going to run”
THERE you have it. The “I Formation of Death” and the fact that, as Dan puts it, we’d bet green cash money that everyone knows the plays we are going to run and that they are so damn predictable.
But wait, there’s more.
“You think it is preparation? You think it has to do with the coaching?”
“Absolutely. Do they have 53 players on the team who don’t get it? Or do the coaches? I choose to believe that we have some pretty good football players. They need better direction”
Or you can just say it a bit more directly, Ed… FIRE RON TURNER!