It was a tough game yesterday for the Chicago Bears against a very tough Houston Texans team. The Bears actually held the lead after the 1st, 2nd and 3rd quarters, but the Texans proved to be too resilient and some Chicago mistakes led to them pulling out the W by a 9 point margin, 23-14.
In my latest podcast, T Formation Conversation, I discuss what went wrong for the Bears, but also highlight some bright spots for them moving forward in the 2016 season.
I thought the Texans game-planned and attacked the Bears in a way that the Bears should have attacked the Texans.
Where were the interior stunts to mess with new Houston center Greg Mancz, who was getting the first start of his career? The Texans played games inside with their front 7, to try and confuse Chicago rookie center Cody Whitehair.
The Texans used their 2016 1st round wide out, Will Fuller and his 4.32 speed, in ways we didn't see the Bears use their 2015 1st round receiver, Kevin White and his 4.35 speed. Maybe White's hamstring was bothering him, so we'll have to see how he's utilized next Monday night at home against the Philadelphia Eagles.
But it wasn't all bad.
I thought Chicago's 2016 first rounder, Leonard Floyd, looked solid in his debut. He received the start, recorded his first sack of the season and he played more than any other outside linebacker on the roster.
Give my podcast a listen and here are a few other must reads from our Bears vs Texans coverage.
Dane gives you his Three winners and three losers right here.
Every day following a Bears game, Steven will have his Notes, Scribbles, and Things Jotted Down, and you can find his latest right here.
I go over the Snap counts, stats and more each week following a game as well, my latest is right here.
Sam has his Observations right here.