The question and the answer were simple.
Reporter: "Will you ask more from your line this week?"
Bears offensive line coach Mike Tice: "I ask more from my line every week.
"They've been playing above their heads. I think they've been doing a great job. We had unfortunate circumstance with one of our players who didn't play up to the way he had been playing."
Tice then went on to describe Lance Louis, who was thrust into the starting lineup at right tackle and "who has been holding the fort pretty good."
"I'm not down on him," Tice said of Louis. "He's down on himself, a little bit right now. I don't think he should be. We could have helped him as a staff, a little more, and we will, moving forward. He's got to bounce back, and we all got to bounce back."
Louis did have a rough game, which Tice said overshadowed the play of others.
"We had a lot of guys play good in that game. It kind of gets overshadowed by the numbers," Tice said. "Everyone is hung up on the f-ing numbers all the time. Seven sacks.
"But I'm not. You can't be. So we just have to bounce back. It's unfortunate, but we have to bounce back. It's a long season, and we have a game this week. And we got to move on."
Tice then talked about all the elements that go into completing long passes.
"It's just a matter of how quickly we're getting the ball out, and what are our options, and where can we go with the ball, if the guys are covered? How long are we hanging onto it? Are we stepping up? Are we getting chip help? All the things we had been doing well all kind of disintegrated in that game, the other day, so we got to get back to that," Tice said. "Those are the things that we were working fro us."
Here's Tice on a few other things:
* On the Broncos defense: "Speed. They are fast. They are very fast. They are very tenacious. They remind me a lot of the Steelers. They get after it pretty [darn] good."
* On Broncos rookie Von Miller: "He's a phenomenal player, and if you watch and see, we got a guy with a red 58 jersey on. We're going to know where he's at all times."
* On Miller being more than a pass rusher: "He makes all kinds of plays, and so does their defense. They got other guys that are pretty [darn] good too. But he's definitely a special player that we have to make sure we're aware of and try to keep a bigger body on him, if we can. But we're not going to be able to do that 100 percent. So there's going to be times when guys have to swell up in there. But definitely they have a lot of speed, and explosiveness, defensively."