Jay Cutler said at half time that he hopes to get more than one series in the next preseason game.
"Yeah, we definitely have to play more," he said. "We were excited to get into rhythm. We just wanted to get in there and knock some of the jitters off.
"We're learning a new offense. We wanted to get in and out of the huddle and get in a little bit of a rhythm. We definitely have to play more and get a little deeper into the first half."
Cutler played only one series, going two-for-two for 47 yards. His drive set up a 38-yard field goal for Robbie Gould.
My take: I was very surprised that Cutler only played one series. I had no problem with Mike Martz showing a very vanilla offense. But, it would have been nice to see some of the timing-based throws that are -- based on training camp practices -- are a staple of Martz's offense.
The offensive line definitely didn't do anything to temper the heat they've endured, especially in the run game. But, given the relatively short time they've been together, I also don't think it's time to panic about the group.
I thought it was silly of former Bears defensive coordinator Ron Rivera to blitz his defensive backs at least three times in the first few series.
What's encouraging: Knox, Devin Aromashodu, Caleb Hanie and Chester Taylor (as a receiver) on offense. And rookie Major Wright, linebacker Pisa Tinoisamoa and Brian Urlacher on defense.
What's discouraging: Special teams. It's understandable to give up a big return or two, since there's so many young players they want to look at. But the night, overall, was pretty ugly. Also discouraging was the defensive backups and rookie quarterback Dan LeFevour.