John Crist: Offense defense, special teams – nobody really did their part today. Is there anything positive to take back to Chicago after a blowout loss like this?
Josh Beekman: Yeah, there's a lot to take back. Olin Kreutz called us up after the game and said we just have to play better for each other. And that's going to be our goal for the rest of this season. I think the leadership that we have on this team, they told us to meet the challenge. And that's what we're going to go back to Chicago and do.
JC: Was this just one of those days when nothing was going to go right for this team no matter what? If you woke up tomorrow and played this game again, do you think you could have gotten a completely different outcome?
JB: Well, I don't know about that. Our job is just to go out there and keep battling, and that's what we try to do. I think on all phases, we try to work as hard as we possibly can. But like I said before, the leadership of the Bears' captains called us to step up. And that's what we're going to do.
JC: There are three teams, you being one of them, that are tied atop the NFC North with a 5-5 record. Somebody is going to win this thing, but a wild card berth for anybody else is unlikely. Does that change the complexion of a season at all, knowing that you don't have that safety net?
JB: I'm not looking that far into the future. The challenge with me is for us to get back this week, to do what we have to do regardless of what that is individually. And I'm just looking for the next game and what we have to do to execute as a team.
JC: Is there a lot to be learned from a brutal defeat such as this? Or do you simply throw away the video tape without even looking at it and just say it wasn't your day?
JB: I haven't been in this position, but I think we're going to watch the tape and we're going to analyze it and we're going to see what mistakes were made and we're going to get it corrected. We have a great coaching staff that has high expectations like coach Lovie Smith does, and we're just going to go watch tape and see what we have to do.
JC: This team has done well the last few years utilizing that us-against-the-world approach. Is that something you have to get back to since it seems like believers in the Bears are running for the hills?
JB: Well, I don't know. I was in college during that Super Bowl run by the Bears. But I know that's the expectation and that's the goal for the season. As a team, we want to meet that.
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