Bears Report Card vs. Bucs

The Bears dropped their fourth straight game and with no grade higher than a C it's easy to see why.

PASSING OFFENSE: F -- Aside from a 21-yard completion over the middle to Justin Gage, the only other impressive pass play was the 77-yard swing pass to RB Thomas Jones that was called back because of offensive pass interference on WR David Terrell. Starter Jonathan Quinn and rookie Craig Krenzel combined to go 14-for-28 with a net of 91 passing yards and a passer rating of 46.1.

RUSHING OFFENSE: D -- Twenty attempts didn't produce one play longer than 10 yards. Thomas Jones averaged 4.0 yards per carry, but he got just 13 tries and never broke a big play as the Bears struggled to control the ball.

PASS DEFENSE: C-minus -- MLB Brian Urlacher got toasted on a 46-yard Brian Griese pass to RB Michael Pittman, and the pressure on the Tampa quarterback was sporadic at best with Adewale Ogunleye sidelined by an ankle injury. An interception by CB R.W. McQuarters was nullified by a questionable pass interference call on McQuarters.

RUSH DEFENSE: D -- Another week, another 100-yard rusher. This time it was Michael Pittman (23 carries, 109 yards). The Bears have allowed four 100-yard rushers in six games.

SPECIAL TEAMS: C-minus -- The return game continues to struggle to play up to last season's level. Coverage remains solid, and P Brad Maynard has been excellent.

COACHING: C -- Running the ball is the only thing the Bears can do well offensively, and they didn't do it enough against the Bucs. It was a good move to get Quinn out of the game. Enough is enough.

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