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General Manager Phil Emery used this past offseason to help rebuild the Bears' porous offensive line.
Left tackle Jermon Bushrod and left guard Matt Slauson were signed via free agency, while right guard Kyle Long (first round) and right tackle Jordan Mills (fifth round) were drafted this past April. Those four joined veteran center Roberto Garza to form the team's opening day offensive line.
While the offensive line struggled to open up consistent holes in the running game, they kept quarterback Jay Cutler on his feet, not allowing a sack on his 33 dropbacks.
When the team was faced with a 4th-and-inches with 8:32 in the fourth quarter, Trestman decided to run it to the right side behind rookies Long and Mills. Long pulled to the right to set the edge, and Matt Forte was able to pick up the first down, while Cutler hit Brandon Marshall on the next play for what would eventually become the game-winning touchdown.
If the offensive line can continue to protect Cutler like they did on Sunday, the sky is the limit for this offense.