September 24, 2013 |
Abracadabra, the Bears are 3-0. If the season ended today, the Bears would be in a three-way tie with New Orleans and Seattle for home-field advantage in the NFC. Congratulations. Of course, NFL seasons don't typically end after three weeks. And it's very difficult to split a home field three ways. Still, Bears fans should be cautiously optimistic. This is a team that has demonstrated, three times, a technical ability to win a football game against another football team. Buuuuuut.
January 2, 2012 |
Other than gambling and rooting against Green Bay, the NFL playoffs won't be very pleasurable for Bears fans. Watching the Niners' pedestrian offense or the .500 Broncos hosting a playoff game will conjure up serious cases of the "what ifs. " Here's hoping as George McCaskey slumps into his favorite recliner and fires up his 112-inch screen, the new chairman doesn't make moves for the sake of making moves. Don't clean house, George. Not yet. Wiping the slate clean on Bears management and coaches won't make for a better football team in 2012.
December 19, 2011 |
Christmas night is going to suck. I don't care if the Bulls beat the Lakers by 30 that afternoon. It doesn't matter if Santa comes down your chimney with Charlize Theron and a PlayStation 4. There's a nationally televised Bears-Packers game that evening, and Chicago will be starting a quarterback that's either 1) Caleb Hanie or 2) a guy bad enough to still be listed behind Caleb Hanie on the depth chart as I write this. But we'll watch. It's Bears-Packers. Most of us will have the next day off, and technically the Bears will have playoff life left.
December 19, 2011
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December 18, 2011 |
Sorry, but even if the Bears still are technically in the playoff hunt, it's time to start thinking about 2012. Sunday's 38-14 loss to Seattle at Soldier Field proved that this team, missing quarterback Jay Cutler and running back Matt Forte, has played its best football of the season. "A total disappointment," coach Lovie Smith said afterward. "We had five turnovers. You can't win with five turnovers, simple as that. We never got anything going with our running game ... it's tough when you're in that position.
December 8, 2011 |
Merry Christmas, Bears fans. It's over. For all you Cutler haters out there, now you know. He's the best we got, and we're nothing without him. Sorry D, it's true. Of course, this highlights another weakness: Jerry Angelo's stunning inability to evaluate offensive talent. Thanks for Caleb Hanie, Jerry. Reminds me of the year you stuck us with Jonathan Quinn and Craig Krenzel. No one scours the earth harder to find more duds at quarterback than this guy. Jerry, humor me. Donovan McNabb.