I have toiled with this matchup for many days now. Part of me felt that the bears were a veteran ballclub with savvy beyond Rex Grossman’s ineptitude. Other parts of me felt the Chargers pathetic preseason performance by the secondary would give Rex, Bernard and Moose plenty of space to roam for TDs. And still other parts of me felt the Bears D can shut down the Bolts’ O.
Then I woke up.
The Chargers are far too powerful for the Bears. The only player I’m scared of is Hester. But even he can’t win a game on his own, or can he (ask Louisville or Duke)?
Still, I stand strong on my gut feeling. The Bolts are too much for the Bears.
Peep the preview format for the season, where this week I rate the O, D and ST on a scale of Bushisms.
Chargers / Bears
“estra goodified” meaning – improved with Rivers experience A+ / “You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test.” meaning – Rex Grossman is barely literate when it comes to reading defenses B
“Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.” meaning – the Bolts are always trying to stop the opponents passing attack, but they’re always trying to stop us from stopping their passing attack B+ / “This is still a dangerous world. It’s a world of madmen and uncertainty and potential mential losses.” meaning – the Bears D is a world of madmen. A+
Chargers / Bears
“We cannot let terrorists and rogue nations hold this nation hostile or hold our allies hostile” meaning – Don’t let Hester burn us. Maybe Sproles has a chance! B / “Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream.” meaning – The open field is where Devin Hester kicks dirt. A