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Let’s Re-Visit the Play That Turned the Bears Fortunes On Sunday

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After the Bears defense limited the Buccaneers to a field goal on the game’s first drive, Mike Glennon and the offense looked poise to put points on the board to tie or even take a first-quarter lead.


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Indeed, Glennon started off hot, completing 6 of 6 passes for 54 yards and a 104.2 rating … and then this happened:

On the outer edges of the red zone, Glennon threw at a triple-covered Dion Sims but was intercepted by linebacker Kwon Alexander. It’s the kind of play that plagued the Jay Cutler era in Chicago, and the type of throw that Glennon – the proud owner of a career 2.2 interception rate entering Sunday’s game – didn’t have a history of making during his time in Tampa Bay.


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Here is what it looked like when Glennon released the ball, take note of the throwing lane that gets passed up here:

Now compare it to what Glennon was throwing into:


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While he lacked Cutler’s athleticism and arm strength, Glennon was supposed to be an upgrade in the ball security department. But after playing a turnover-free game in Week 1, Glennon threw two interceptions and fumbled away a possession in the first half. For the Bears to be as competitive as they were against the Atlanta Falcons, they’ll need to play near perfect football moving forward.

A four-turnover game – with three coming from the quarterback – isn’t going to cut it.


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Luis Medina

Luis is the Lead Writer at The Ten-Yard Line, and you can find him on Twitter at @lcm1986.


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