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Dionne Miller's 'Happenings at Halas' - October 2

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Happenings at Halas

The Bears got back to work on Wednesday, a focused and energetic practice. Marc Trestman was quick to point out from the way they were, you would not know what had happened on Sunday. Suppose that's good. The ugly of the Detroit loss is behind them and the unbeaten Saints, armed with the league's 3rd most prolific offense has their attention.

The Bears defense is giving up points at a rate of nearly 32 a game. New Orleans had that in the first two and a half quarters Monday night against Miami. Drew Brees has already thrown for over 1400 yards and 10 touchdowns. Second only to Peyton Manning. He's been reunited with head coach Sean Payton who sat out the season because of "bounty gate" and its abundantly clear the connection those two share has a direct impact on the Saints success. At this point last season, New Orleans was 0-4 under interim head coach Aaron Kromer. Today, they are 4-0. Brees understands the intricacies of every defense he faces, and he picks them apart. He's fiercely competitive, and clearly among the NFL's elite quarterbacks. So if what the Bears defense truly wanted was an immediate chance for redemption- buckle up.

"Fundamentals and technique," according to defensive coordinator Mel Tucker who has pointed out each week where his unit missed assignments, gaps and tackles. Something they cannot afford to do against New Orleans with Brees, match up nightmare tight end Jimmy Graham, and elusive running back Darren Sproles. "It's a complex problem with no one answer," according to Trestman. Its impossible to key on stopping one player and hope it leads to victory.

Saints head coach Sean Payton said the same about the Bears offense. And Tim Jennings was quick to point out the tendancies the two offenses share. Call that the Aaron Kromer effect. Kromer spent the last 5 seasons in New Orleans helping build the offense. Now the Bears offensive coordinator is doing the same in Chicago. Perhaps we're seeing the future of Bears football in this weeks opponent. Right now, fans are simply hoping facing their own offense in practice is the perfect prep to bounce back with a win.

Pressure on Podlesh

The Bears worked out 6 punters on Tuesday, but their veteran punter was aware. The team let Adam Podlesh know and while he was grateful for the information, he was not in the least surprised. He knows Sunday did not go well and was the first to admit it. He was gracious today and knows what he wants to work on with his tempo, drops and mechanics. Special Teams coordinator Joe DeCamilis told us no one wants this to work more than Adam. Expect solid improvement this week, perhaps just because the bears are prepared to make a move if it makes the team better. That comes from the GM himself.

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