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Bears’ Webb: I didn’t match Merriman’s intensity

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We noted during Saturday night’s Bills-Bears game that Buffalo linebacker Shawne Merriman looked great. The flip side of that is that Chicago left tackle J’Marcus Webb, who was blocking Merriman, looked terrible.

In addition to beating Webb for a sack of his own, the pressure Merriman caused by beating Webb on another play set up a sack for rookie Marcell Dareus. Webb was also flagged for holding Merriman.

After the game, Webb said it was simple: Merriman was playing harder than he was.

“Maybe individually I didn’t match his intensity,” Webb said. “I have to take a look at the film. He came out as if we were in the regular season and obviously I didn’t. I’ve got to get a little bit better.”

For the Bears, the performance of their offensive line has to be a concern. From what we can tell in one preseason game, the line that needed to get better this season isn’t any better at all.

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38 Responses to “Bears’ Webb: I didn’t match Merriman’s intensity”
  1. polishkingski says: Aug 14, 2011 8:46 AM

    i wonder what it would look like if webb was in an episode of “the family guy”. just sayin.

  2. jaycutlerstampon says: Aug 14, 2011 8:46 AM

    Hey I got a buddy named jmarcuswebbstampon that can help.

  3. comeonnowguys says: Aug 14, 2011 8:47 AM

    That’s ok. Merriman’s brand of intensity eventually lands you some type of suspension.

  4. drunkenbuffalo27 says: Aug 14, 2011 8:54 AM

    Come up with any excuse you want……. You got owned. The Bears O line looked worse than last year. 1st team stayed in the entire first half and gave up 5 sacks?

  5. stanmackley says: Aug 14, 2011 8:55 AM

    i guess this helps answer the questions on Merriman… LIGHTS. OUT.

  6. relaunche says: Aug 14, 2011 9:01 AM

    Our luck will finally run out this year and Jay will be leaving the field on a stretcher. Angelo had all kinds of money to spend and refused to bring in any veteran OL help. Why? Because he is and always will be an idiot!

  7. jpb12 says: Aug 14, 2011 9:10 AM

    Maybe he needs to get on the ‘juice’ like Merriman

  8. myeaglescantwin says: Aug 14, 2011 9:21 AM

    sythetic intensity..

    the league will look into this.

  9. 7to10for6allday says: Aug 14, 2011 9:37 AM

    This is why the bears will miss the playoffs

  10. tinbender2000 says: Aug 14, 2011 9:44 AM

    Let your center walk, don’t sign anyone to help one of the worst lines in the league. Now I get it. You think you gave up too much for Cutler and overpaid him. Now if you get him killed you don’t have to pay him. Make sense? No. But come up with a better explanation.

  11. illiniftw says: Aug 14, 2011 9:49 AM

    You’d think trying to prove that you deserve to start at LT in your first game trying it would be enough to up your “intensity level”…

  12. catchhester23 says: Aug 14, 2011 10:00 AM

    Need to get a little better……. NO you need to get a lot better numbskull. I guess between forte, and barber we can hand off and run to the right all year. If the defense can hold all the teams to 3 points or less.

  13. baned0n says: Aug 14, 2011 10:04 AM

    7to10for6allday says: Aug 14, 2011 9:37 AM

    This is why the bears will miss the playoffs

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    Wasn’t enough for to keep them out of the NFC Championship game last year.

  14. dfeltz says: Aug 14, 2011 10:09 AM

    I am a bit of a homer, but Chicago did draft Carimi. And since he has followed a similar path of Big Ten OT’s, Jake Long, Joe Thomas, to name a few, the Bears did address issues with their O-line. It was after all, the first preseason game for them. If by week 4 0r 5 they still look horrid, then I will agree with most of you.

  15. houseofspears90 says: Aug 14, 2011 10:26 AM

    baned0n says:Aug 14, 2011 10:04 AM

    7to10for6allday says: Aug 14, 2011 9:37 AM

    This is why the bears will miss the playoffs

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    Wasn’t enough for to keep them out of the NFC Championship game last year.

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    Keep saying it. Doesn’t change the fact your line got worse than it already was. The Bears line gave up 52 sacks last year and then let their best lineman in Kruetz walk. Smart. Without Kruetz it will be fun watching them stop Suh.

  16. veistran says: Aug 14, 2011 10:38 AM

    Guys thinking Carimi is the answer, the reason he was available when the Bears picked him is he was viewed by many evaluators as pretty much a RT only. So I’m not sure how he’s going to help with the J’Marcus Webb is your starting LT situation.

  17. randolph32 says: Aug 14, 2011 10:46 AM

    Can someone PLEASE start a Retirement fund for Jerry Angelo?

    What a jag off!

  18. luckynumberlucas says: Aug 14, 2011 10:52 AM

    As a SD fan I still like Merriman, but he just plays good when on the juice…

  19. mattchu9 says: Aug 14, 2011 11:08 AM

    Kreutz was definitely not their best lineman last year. Dude has been in a rapid decline for 3 years. Having said that, I don’t know why everyone is coming down on Webb, he’s a 7th round pick out of Texas A&M Kingsville, he’s supposed to suck. Until Angelo is gone the Bears will be continue to be a mediocre team, with an occasional flukey good season.

  20. jacksaysfu says: Aug 14, 2011 11:09 AM

    Attn : As a EAGLES fan I know exactly how it feels for your team to get worse in the off-season , oh wait NO I DONT! Enjoy that bum Roy “carry my pads” Williams.

  21. gosuhgo says: Aug 14, 2011 11:20 AM

    I wonder how many times Suh is getting to Cutler this year?

  22. whybearswhy says: Aug 14, 2011 11:36 AM

    On a positive note. Webb has emerged as an expert in the turnstile technique. As a season ticket holder, who had to pay full value for the preseason game, it’s nice to know he and the rest of the Bears went all out intensity-wise.

  23. EJ says: Aug 14, 2011 11:43 AM

    jpb12 says:
    Aug 14, 2011 9:10 AM
    Maybe he needs to get on the ‘juice’ like Merriman

    The only “Juice” that has ever been in a Buffalo Bills locker room is locked up in prison.

    There is no “juice” on that team. Webb needs to realize this is the NFL, the boys play for keeps here. Merriman is just excited he is back to “lights out.”

  24. 6thsense79 says: Aug 14, 2011 11:57 AM

    It’s going to be a long season for Cutler. As if his pass protection wasn’t bad enough last year.

  25. spdy34 says: Aug 14, 2011 12:18 PM

    Worst O-line in football vs a roided up tila tequila choaking let me celebrate every tackle with an on-field spasm over-rated never was.

  26. bearfan51 says: Aug 14, 2011 12:25 PM

    I remember last year…

    Bears preseason 0-4…

    All the experts said Chi would miss the play offs…

    Chi wins the NFCN and the go to the NFC title game haha…

    Maybe the bills should be concerned that the Bears 3rd and 4th string running backs both average 6 yards a carry or more against the bills starting front 7.

  27. baned0n says: Aug 14, 2011 12:49 PM

    houseofspears90 says: Aug 14, 2011 10:26 AM

    Keep saying it. Doesn’t change the fact your line got worse than it already was. The Bears line gave up 52 sacks last year and then let their best lineman in Kruetz walk. Smart. Without Kruetz it will be fun watching them stop Suh.

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    ProFootballFocus ranked Kreutz as the worst center in the league last year. His “loss” is highly, highly overstated.

  28. asublimeday says: Aug 14, 2011 1:23 PM

    Carimi belongs on the left

  29. spartytime says: Aug 14, 2011 2:57 PM

    maybe because you are a 7th rd pick out of a div III school

  30. realdraftgm says: Aug 14, 2011 3:28 PM

    Camrini is a left tackle the media tried to Teebow him and say he should play on the right but for no appparant reason at all he has a great kick step started his whole career at left tackle at tackle U Wisconsin; I have said it the whole predraft process that Camrini was the most pro ready left tackle in the draft him and Sherrod. Webb played great on the right lets leave him there if it is not broke you do not try to fix it and for common sense sake quit being cheap and sign Casey Wiegman.

  31. realdraftgm says: Aug 14, 2011 3:32 PM

    Leonard Davis is out there as well for help at guard; and will help the running game because if you do not run the ball the defense can anticipate with the right play calls; Forte is one of the best in the game especially in that type of offense lets get him signed long term and run the ball Camrini is a great run blocker get Casey Wiegman get Leonard Davis and pound the ball down people’s throats then throw it that is if Martz finally does not outhink himself because the object is to outhink the other coach on the other team. Easy fix would be Lovie Smith giving Martz an ultimatum to run the ball at least 45 percent of the time. Head coaches can do that.

  32. darthhitman says: Aug 14, 2011 4:02 PM

    baned0n says: Aug 14, 2011 10:04 AM

    7to10for6allday says: Aug 14, 2011 9:37 AM

    This is why the bears will miss the playoffs

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    Wasn’t enough for to keep them out of the NFC Championship game last year.

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    NO, it wasn’t…but 1 on IR didn’t hurt any did it? What are the Vegas odds that 1 goes on all year this year on that roster? IF, IF there is only 1 I have a feeling his name will be Jay Cutler

  33. elmoron says: Aug 14, 2011 4:15 PM

    realdraftgm says: Aug 14, 2011 3:28 PM

    “Camrini is a left tackle the media tried to Teebow him and say he should play on the right but for no appparant reason at all he has a great kick step started his whole career at left tackle at tackle U Wisconsin; …”
    ————————————————————–
    Agree with this. Was surprised he was still available for the Bears, and still believe they got a steal. I also never understood the claim that he was strictly a RT in the NFL, but didn’t see the game, so exactly how did he do?

  34. houseofspears90 says: Aug 14, 2011 4:27 PM

    baned0n says:Aug 14, 2011 12:49 PM

    houseofspears90 says: Aug 14, 2011 10:26 AM

    Keep saying it. Doesn’t change the fact your line got worse than it already was. The Bears line gave up 52 sacks last year and then let their best lineman in Kruetz walk. Smart. Without Kruetz it will be fun watching them stop Suh.

    ================

    ProFootballFocus ranked Kreutz as the worst center in the league last year. His “loss” is highly, highly overstated.

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    A terrible o-line last year and a terrible o-line this year….I guess you are right.

  35. philtration says: Aug 14, 2011 6:27 PM

    drunkenbuffalo27 says: Aug 14, 2011 8:54 AM

    Come up with any excuse you want……. You got owned. The Bears O line looked worse than last year. 1st team stayed in the entire first half and gave up 5 sacks?
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    And how did Buffalo’s 1st sting D do against the Bears backup RBs?
    You can predict the Bears will miss the playoffs all you want but no one in their right mind is going to mention the Bills and the post season in the same sentence after you read it in this paragraph.
    You will be lucky if you even have an NFL team two years from now.

    What is up with the fans of suck ass teams like Buffalo, Cincinnati and Detroit talking smack?

  36. bleed4philly says: Aug 14, 2011 6:30 PM

    Whoa a bear’s o-line got beat? Shocker

  37. pencepost says: Aug 14, 2011 7:46 PM

    Bears’ O-Line is bad. We get it. How about writing something different about the Bears? Their line has been bad for a long time but they still find ways to win. Time for a new topic!

  38. bayzel says: Aug 15, 2011 4:53 AM

    Bills 1st string didn’t get dominated by your 3rd and 4th string running backs. Get your facts straight, before you post. As a matter of fact, Barber played against only some of our starters, not all.

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