Who would have guessed that a Bears offensive line starting two rookies side-by-side would deliver the way it did against one of the top defensive fronts in football. Not once did the unit allow the Bengals to get to Jay Cutler for a sack.
"This is a really, really good defense overall. A good front seven. Probably one of the best we’ll see all year," says offensive tackle Jermon Bushrod.
"It’s a big confidence boost to be able to go out there and play and compete with those guys," says rookie guard Kyle Long. "That’s a tremendous front seven."
"It’s just a great confidence boost to get this win and a positive collective effort from everyone across the board," says rookie tackle Jordan Mills.
No one appreciated the play of the line more than Cutler did. He was sacked 153 times the last four seasons.
"The offensive line I thought played a great game. All four quarters," says Cutler.
Trestman says the Bears played it somewhat conservative in the first half by design in order to help the offensive line get more comfortable, and to help Jay Cutler gain more confidence in his offensive lne.
"I just wanted him to feel like we can get through the first quarter with this young line, and whatever happens at least we know what we’ve got," said Trestman.
The best part about the Bears new line…none of the guys seemed satisfied.
"I think you can always do better," says Long. "It’s never as good or bad as you think it is. We we’ll take a look at the tap and try to improve. I know off the top of my head there’s a few plays I’d like to have back right now."
"We’ve just got to continue to build off this week to week. You know these games are not going to get any easier. We’ve got to continue to fight, continue to grind." says Bushrod.
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