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Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter may have been able to keep the media (and Charles Leno Jersey , in turn, the Bears) from knowing the team’s starting quarterback on Tuesday, when Koetter refused to announce the decision during a press conference. However, he won’t be able to keep the cat in the bag on Wednesday.That’s when the Buccaneers will have their first practice in advance of Sunday’s game at Chicago, and that’s when someone will take the reps with the starting offense. And that’s when someone who witnesses someone taking the reps with the starting offense will say something to someone else, and so on, until a reporter covering the team finds out who it will be.It’s that simple. And Koetter surely realizes that. But his silence on Tuesday gave the Bears one less day to know who they will be facing on Sunday, even if they likely realize that they’ll be facing Ryan Fitzpatrick.The real question is whether, after Tampa’s Week Five bye, it will still be Fitzpatrick. Much of that depends on whether Fitzpatrick better protects the football, and whether the Bucs can keep winning. It’s clear that Koetter is concerned about the three first-half interceptions Fitzpatrick threw https://www.thebearsfanshop.com/Joel-Iyiegbuniwe-Jersey , on a night when he was pressured 40 percent of the time.“We can’t turn the ball over, no matter if they pressure us 40 percent [of the time] or 400 percent,” Koetter said Tuesday. “We can’t turn the ball over.”So when will he turn the job over to Winston? Some will say that choosing between Fitzpatrick and Winston is the so-called “good problem to have.” But making the right decision at the right time about the right one to put on the field remains a problem, which is why the only good problem to have is no problem at all. The Chicago Bears’ defense smacked around one of the best offenses in the NFL when they throttled the running attack of the Los Angeles Rams leaving them unable to function. It was the blueprint on how to beat the explosive Rams, but unless you have an outstanding defense, good luck in following the plan. The Bears are uniquely built to shut down the run, with big Eddie Goldman and even bigger Akiem Hicks up front,and they can then get after the quarterback with All Pro Khalil Mack dominating off the edge, but they also have a ball hawking secondary led by Eddie Jackson. Chicago’s defense is the best in the league because they have talent at every level. After such an important game, I wanted to reach out to our friend, Joseph McAtee at Turf Show Times Nick Kwiatkoski Color Rush Jersey , to get his perspective on what happened in Chicago’s 15 to 6 win last night. So check out this special post game edition of Five Three Questions With...Windy City Gridiron - What did the Bears do defensively that no other team has been able to do to the Rams this year?Turf Show Times - Stymie the offense in every aspect. No lie, it was very impressive what Vic Fangio did last night. The Rams’ offensive line looked completely out of whack. For whatever reason, Rams Head Coach and offensive playcaller Sean McVay didn’t want to run the ball; I think we can attribute that to you guys essentially scaring him off of it. And so leaning into the pass with an offensive line that struggled, QB Jared Goff played horribly. Y’all took out the offense from the roots, and there was just no response from the Rams on how to deal with it. And in all honesty, that’s sincerely concerning since this was the last playoff-caliber game we’ve got until January.WCG - Were you surprised the Bears neutralized Aaron Donald, who only had 2 tackles and 1 quarterback hit? TST - Yes, but I wouldn’t necessarily say he was neutralized. I think more than anything (as usual), he forced a gameplan to deal with him that included frequent double-teaming and even occasional triple-teaming. More than Donald, I was surprised and disappointed that the Rams couldn’t get more support elsewhere from guys like DL Ndamukong Suh and EDGE Dante Fowler Jr. For Donald to command so much attention and not see other guys benefit from the isolation was a bit of a downer.That being said, we kept you guys to just 13 points on offense and a single touchdown. Overall Prince Amukamara Jersey , I’m pleased with the defensive performance especially how little support they got from our offense.Editor: Speaking of Fowler Jr., I don’t think he liked getting popped by Tarik Cohen.WCG - If these two teams meet again this year it’ll most likely be in L.A., so do you think the California weather is all that the Rams need to get the W?TST - Man, if the cold weather narrative needed a push last night, it certainly got one! It’s just hard not to buy into that narrative. Cali team. Cali QB. Cali football. And given some memorable outcomes (FOR THE WRONG REASONS) from the LA Rams traveling to frigid climates for some of the biggest games in franchise history, it’s just something that I think is hard to discount.Do I think that’s all the Rams need? No. Do I think it would help? Hard not to think so after last night! But I think the players deserve more credit than the weather. Y’all’s defense won the game last night on their own. If they play like that again, I think y’all could beat us in the middle of the summer in the desert.Thanks to Joseph McAtee of Turf Show Times for taking some time for some post game questions. Good luck the rest of the way, unless, you know...
 
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