It wasn’t that the Buccaneers offense was quiet Sunday. According to Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times, the signature pirate-ship cannons which fire when the Bucs get to the red zone and score didn’t go off Sunday, but will be repaired in time for their next home game on Oct. 1 against the Giants. The electrical system which controls the cannons was damaged by water from Hurricane Irma, which kept them from going off during a 29-7 win over the Bears.
John Fox left no gray area with this declaration on Monday: “Mike Glennon will be our starting quarterback against Pittsburgh.” The Mitchell Trubisky era will have to wait, with Fox — after watching the tape of Sunday’s ugly 29-7 loss tom the Tampa Bay Buccaneers — not willing to make a change at quarterback yet. Fox still believes Glennon gives the Bears’ the best chance to win this weekend against a Steelers team that beat the Minnesota Vikings by 17 last weekend. It's unlikely that Trubisky would make his debut after a short week of preparation for Sept. 28's game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field, either, so expect at least two more games of Glennon no matter what he does or
Respect is hard to come by for 0-2 teams, and as the Chicago Bears prepare to host the 2-0 Pittsburgh Steelers, it’s going to be tough to find too many football analysts predicting a win for the home team. After a 29-7 Mike Glennon meltdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Bears are 7.5-point underdogs for Week 3. They were 6.5 and 7-point underdogs in the first two weeks, and two losses have taken two understandable steps down in the betting lines. With the way the team looked last week, it would seem likely that they don’t cover the spread this week. That being said, the Vegas sports books seem to expect the Bears to bounce back and keep this week’s game much closer. In order to keep up