Maybe it wasn't because Reggie Bush was back.
Maybe it wasn't because the defense sacked Jay Cutler repeatedly.
Maybe it wasn't because the slant pass worked -- over and over -- to keep the ball moving.
Maybe it wasn't because Brandon Pettigrew appeared to have superglue on his hands.
Maybe it WAS because defensive end Israel Idonije, former Chicago Bear, was tipping the Bears play calls all day.
After Sunday's Lions win, an unnamed Bears player suggested that's exactly what was happening.
And as crazy as it seems, and as much as Jim Schwartz denied it during Monday's presser by calling the notion "ridiculous," Indonije isn't outright denying it.
The Detroit Free Press reports that Indonije told a
The Bears defensive call in question -- the power stunt.
The unnamed Bears player indicated that Bush was able to make big gains in the first half because the Bears were using that defensive scheme -- one that Indonije knew well, and that the Lions may have prepared for.
But doesn't every team in the NFL work to create and exploit advantages like that?
ESPN 96.1 Chris McCosky reported that Schwartz was quick to bring up that the Bears signed former Lions defensive tackle Landon Cohen last week. Schwartz candidly said that the Lions defensive scheme had not changed since Cohen left the Lions -- and suggested that everyone look at how successful that was.