***If one wanted to find bright spots in the Bears overtime loss to the Bucs, they could look at Brandon Lloyd's big day. Lloyd tallied 124 yards and a TD, but don't look for Lloyd to be happy about it.
"We lost the game," Lloyd said. "I don't have any consolation prizes."
This was the first time since Kyle Orton and Rashied Davis looked like a legitamate QB/WR combo in the third preseason game, that the Bears had what passed as a real passing attack. Hopefully they can continue to hook up next week. This was the first 100 yard receiver Orton has had in his 21 games started.
***Having a long term contract in place and being solidified as the Bears #2 cornerback, Nathan Vasher started the game on the bench in favor of Corey Graham.
The reason for the switch was Tampa Bay's personnel. With the Bucs going with two running backs, two tight ends, and one wide receiver, the Bears kept Charles Tillman on the receiver and opted for the mismatch of Graham on the tight end.
"He did an excellent job at it today,'' Vasher said of Graham. "I'm fine with it. They felt like he would do a good job with it.''
***Making good on a new rule that makes tailgating at Bears games without having tickets against the rules, the Bears sent patrons home.
The tailgate policy -- which still allows for tailgating before games but stops the tradition at kickoff -- is part of the Bears' new "Help Stop UnBEARable Behavior" campaign.