Kreutz, who is a guest Bears analyst for 670 The Score in Chicago, also points out the limitations of having a rookie quarterback in Mitch Trubisky.
"It means that you’re looking at goal line [fronts] almost every play," Kreutz said. "From a guy [such as myself] who has gone through it a lot, when teams don’t respect your pass game … you see Green Bay was just dug in [on Sunday], everybody is low, they are just firing off the ball. They always have one more guy than you have got."
The Packers sacked Trubisky five times and registered seven quarterback hits. The Bears averaged only 3.2 yards on 17 rush attempts, and five of those went for negative yards. A total of 14 Bears runs went for 5 yards or fewer, and they totaled 8 rush yards on seven carries after the 10:57 mark in the second quarter in the 23-16 loss in Week 10.
Kreutz believes that the offensive limitations outside of the offensive line make it a numbers game that hurts the blockers' chances of being successful.
"Their angles are going to be bad," he said. "So they have one more guy than you do. ... Let’s say Drew Brees is your quarterback. He’s got good angles. You have one more blocker than they have [because a safety is out of the box]. Your double teams are always good. Your blocks are always easier.
"[The Bears’] linemen are always going to have the worse angles. If you turn the Green Bay film on, you see they always have an extra guy in the box. That limits what they can do. So there’s no ‘check with me,’ there’s no pass-run [options].
"You’re going to see overload blitzes in pass downs because they don’t think that Trubisky can read and get the ball out to his hot receiver. The ears are pinned back, it’s a rookie quarterback and [they’re saying], ‘we’re going to go get sacks.’ His eyes are going to come down, he’s not going to step up in the pocket, which we’ve seen. That’s what rookie quarterbacks do."