How The Bears Can Silence Their Critics

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Everyone's a critic. Critics come out of the woodwork to bash the Bears when the team is down. A lot of times, critics often focus on "gloom-and-doom" topics and fail to talk about the here and now of what needs to be done to right the ship.

The Bears are struggling, we get that, but it doesn't mean they can't turn things around as they did last season.

We as bloggers and members of the media are not experts, certainly, people on Twitter, Facebook, or those who comment on blogs are not either. The experts are in the film room studying to devise a game plan that can give the Bears the best chance to win.

Here's what the Bears can do to turn the season around and silence their critics:

Incorporate more blitzes -- this defense relies on the Rush Men getting to the quarterback and they haven't been able to. With an ailing Julius Peppers, the Bears are going to need help in making the opposing quarterback a little more nervous by possibly incorporating more blitzes.

Discipline -- the defense has been torched by huge plays and the problem is two fold. First, there's not enough pressure on the quarterback. Second, the secondary, led by Chris Harris who continues to be bothered by his hamstring, is inexperienced and has been out of position. Extra film study and practicing technique will help.

Get the ball out of Cutler's hands quicker -- Mike Martz offense requires deeper quarterback drops. With a shaky offensive line, Martz will have to draw up plays that allows Cutler to make a quick read to slow up the pass rush.

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