Even though the Chicago Bears lost the season opener to the Green Bay Packers, there were some positives that could be gleaned from Chicago's performance. The biggest of which was the preparedness of the team under veteran head coach John Fox, offensive coordinator Adam Gase and defensive coordinator Vic Fangio.
The Bears appeared to have a plan on both sides of the ball, and the team seems to have taken on some of the personality of John Fox.
Last year under the Marc Trestman, Aaron Kromer and Mel Tucker regime, the Bears lacked discipline, they seemed to be outcoached on a weekly basis, they couldn't put four quarters of football together and there were trust issues.
Running back Matt Forte, who just had one of the better days of his career, was asked about the differences between Trestman's 2014 offense and his current O.
"Just the mentality of this offense. Obviously the schemes are different, but the mentality out there [is] don't even blink. Once we had the turnover, they went down and scored. We got the ball back and nobody blinked. We're going to go back down there and score again and kick an onsides kick."
The Bears did march down and score after the interception, on a 6 play 72 yard drive that only took a minute, twenty two seconds, but Green Bay recovered the onsides kick.
Forte continued talking up the confidence in his team, and he did so by taking a shot at the previous regime.
"The mentality of this offense, which I was proud of, is nobody had that stupid look on their face. Like before, when something would happen saying like the game is lost already when there was time left. I was glad we didn't have that and that we came out and kept fighting."
Last year the Bears were accused of quitting late in games and this comment from the first time team captain appear to validate those claims.