Well it turns out that Caleb Hanie isn't quite what some had hyped him up to be. The Bears lost a sometimes maddening, sometimes thrilling game to the Oakland Raiders, and the hot-button topic is the play of Caleb Hanie.
- Caleb Hanie's first start, was, well, very first-start like. 50% completion, 254 yards, 2 TDs--that'd all be great if not for the garish number of 3 interceptions. Those three picks include a bad decision to try and throw to Forte on the sideline (underthrown), a pass to Forte over the middle (overthrown), and the screen/waggle/sneak flat route (tipped).
In other words, decision making did Hanie in against Oakland, but it hopefully will serve as a lesson to learn--stop making bad decisions, and maybe knock it off with the terrible throws. Reads need to be quicker, learn to throw away.
- Keeping with Hanie's decisions, was it just me, or were there plenty of times for him to take off running, and he just didn't?
1. What on earth did Clutts do? It didn't show up on my TV.
2. How do you allow that to happen? What's the very next play? Forced pass on a rollout by Hanie intercepted at Chicago's 33--one yard behind where Hanie got to on the long scramble.