After loss to Bucs, Bears stick with Mike Glennon at quarterback

After loss to Bucs, Bears stick with Mike Glennon at quarterback

The Vikings have a stingy defense in particular, which can help add to the benchmark to find out whether this week's performance was the real Bucs, or assisted by a Bears team still trying to figure things out.

Mike Glennon took on his former team in the Buccaneers Sunday and had some pretty good numbers on the stat sheet.

Coach John Fox said the Bears won't be changing quarterbacks for their game against the Pittsburgh Steelers this weekend despite a rough outing by Glennon in his return to Tampa Bay as Chicago fell to 0-2. That seems sensible. I won't rage next week about Trubisky starting against the Packers but if the switch isn't made for the Vikings game, I'm going to blow a gasket. The team didn't get back onto the field until a week later, and on that day Koetter was asked what it would be like to play after an extended and unplanned break. "It was fun out there". We are going into a hostile environment with a loud crowd and a dome stadium and it presents its own set of challenges.

Winston completed 18 of 30 passes without an interception. "I checked (Evans) at the end in the end zone". "Anytime you play in the National Football League and you turn the ball over four times in the first half, that's about what it looks like".

In the end, the Bears only managed 310 yards of total offense, thus increasing the demand for Trubisky to take the reigns.

Howard reportedly worked out for the Bears yesterday, though there is no news regarding any potential signing at this time.

The Bucs insisted, though, that they would not use rustiness as an excuse if they had a less-than-sharp debut. It's inevitable. But the Bears' patient process with Trubisky demands patience from everyone - fans, media, players and so on. Tampa's defense was able to shut down anything Chicago threw or ran their way. The fifth-year pro faced it in practice every day the past four seasons, the last two as Winston's backup. Still, the Bears have many issues on both sides of the ball. Glennon lost this game before the team really had a chance. Last year, Jordan Howard ran all over the Bucs defense amassing 100 yards on 15 carries. He also received glowing reviews in similar areas in Tampa Bay.

Furthermore, the Buccaneers (reminiscent of the philosophy of the 2002 team) actively wreaked havoc defensively as they caused three turnovers (two interceptions and a fumble) including one that was returned 47 yards for a touchdown.

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The best way to reach Minneapolis the first weekend in February is if they get to stay at Heinz Field for as long as possible. At one time, this was as lopsided a rivalry as there was in the league. "We did release the player, and we are moving on".

"Obviously not what I had envisioned or hoped".

As Dirk himself said, these guys stole the show.

That included a pick-six off Bears quarterback Mike Glennon by cornerback Robert McClain, his first National Football League touchdown. The defense needs to clear their minds and avoid the miscues they had against the Bucs because they need to play an nearly flawless game to give the Bears a chance to win.

From that standpoint, Howard resembles the current Chicago bears receivers a bit too closely for comfort. He had just nine rushing attempts to Tarik Cohen's seven, but Cohen had nine balls thrown his way too.

"I didn't think he would go for it, but when he did, I made a play", said Smith, who knocked the ball loose, and linebacker Cameron Lynch jumped on the loose ball at the 13-yard line, setting up a Jameis Winston touchdown pass to Mike Evans on the next play for a 10-0 lead.

Jackson was Tampa Bay's big offseason acquisition. Evans said he had to still work on getting more yards after his catches.

Fox declined to shed light on the severity of the injuries to linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski and guard Josh Sitton. He finished the game with a quarterback rating of 23.2.