New-look Bears developing offensive identity

Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte runs against the Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field in...

Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte runs against the Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field in Chicago, Sept. 15, 2013. (JONATHAN DANIEL/Getty Images/AFP)

KEN FIDLIN, QMI Agency

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Normally, heading to a place like Pittsburgh for their next game, the Chicago Bears defence would be preparing itself to be the difference-makers, not only because they had the talent and the swagger to do it, but because they knew they didn’t have the offence.

That thinking is changing.

“It’s early,” linebacker Lance Briggs told the Chicago Sun-Times. “But the one thing that sticks out is that when we need a score, our offence will get that score. Last year — really any year — we thought we needed to create a turnover and score defensively in order for us to get on the board.”

In the first two games, Jay Cutler, operating inside head coach Marc Trestman’s new offence, has engineered late comebacks for victories.

“We’re starting to create the identity of who we are,” said Briggs. “The identity that’s being created is clutch.”

Trestman knows his team could be 0-2 just as easily as 2-0.


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