They Said It: Bears Postgame

Several Bears addressed the media in the Soldier Field locker room after Sunday night's 34-10 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, and Bear Report was there to hear what they had to say.

WR Bernard Berrian
On what is causing the trouble with the Bears offense:
"It's definitely more self-inflicted. I just really can't put a word on why we can't get the job done."

On his play versus Dallas Sunday night:
"I definitely don't want that (dropping passes). (Anthony) Henry made some good plays, and one of them was just a lack of concentration. The other, I just didn't see the ball. It got caught in the lights. Still, there's no excuse. I still got to make the plays."

QB Rex Grossman
On the flow of the game and of the offense:
"It felt like we were in control of the game there for a while. And we were doing what we wanted to, especially in the first half, and again couldn't get the ball in the end zone. That was the key to the game early on. Obviously, in the second half, turnovers were the issue, and you can't have that against a good team like the Cowboys. And we have to fix that. We have to be able to make the plays and hold on to the football."

On what the team has to do to get back on track:
"I think we're just going to come to practice tomorrow (Monday), have a team meeting, work out, watch the tape, learn from it, get better, realize we're a good football team, fix our problems, and we have to start playing better. Everyone realizes that, and in this week we're going to determine how we do that."


TE Greg Olsen
M. Spencer Green/AP Images
TE Greg Olsen
On playing in his first career game:
"I was happy with how I played. Obviously, I wasn't happy with the game. I was happy to be back out there."

On the offensive struggles:
"Obviously, we didn't play well enough. We've got to work on some things and correct them for the rest of the year."

On what the team can better do to help Grossman:
"The talent is there, and the ability is there. We've just got continue to work hard. The season is still young. We'll be fine."

DE Alex Brown
On how the defense will adjust to all the injuries:
"We've talked about the depth we have on defense. It's going to have to show. It's just being put to the test right now. We've got to hope those guys get back. Hopefully, they're small injuries and they'll be back soon. We've got Detroit next week. We've got to watch the film and hurry up and put this behind us and try to get a win, get two wins in a row and get on a roll. This isn't like baseball. You've got to start winning soon. We've got to right this ship and get it going in the right direction."

On the defense's inability to get to Tony Romo:
"For some reason, our radar was off today. We just couldn't get him on the ground. He made a lot of plays. The cornerbacks and the safeties, the secondary did a great job. They're not going to cover for six or eight seconds. We've got to get to the quarterback. When we blitz, we've got to get to the quarterback."

Head coach Lovie Smith
On the overall confidence of the offense:
"I wouldn't say we have lost our confidence. I just don't think we've gotten anything going yet. It's as simple as that. We are better than what we have shown so far. As far as confidence, I think you need to play at a high level first before you lose that confidence. First we need to get it. We are better than we have played. I am not worried about anyone's confidence. Mine, coaches or players. We didn't play good tonight. We should feel bad, and we do."

On if there could be any potential changes in the lineup
"We will go back and watch the video and then make decisions on all things. We evaluate ourselves. I definitely didn't do a good job tonight. Again, this was a team letdown, and we'll go from there."

On his impression of Dallas QB Tony Romo:
"We blitzed him quite a bit. What was most impressive was the way he avoided the pressure and got the ball off. He scrambled in the pocket well, and not just scrambling to run but scrambling to buy time to find his receivers. We knew that coming in, but we were more impressed in person."

John Crist is the Editor in Chief of BearReport.com and a member of the Professional Football Writers of America. To read him every day, visit BearReport.com and become a Chicago Bears insider.

Bear Report Top Stories