“The Chicago Bears tonight…they’re just horrible.” That’s not my quote, that’s Matt Millen’s. When the architect of one of the worst teams of any decade calls you horrible, you’re horrible.
So we’re now in free-fall mode as far as I can see. Dave Wannstedt’s death spiral began in 1997 with an 0-7 start and culminated with two straight 4-12 seasons. Dick Jauron should have been fired following the 2002 season, but we got a bonus bad year to set us back.
If the 2009 Chicago Bears were a dead person, they’d need a tombstone. But there wouldn’t be a tombstone large enough to write their epitaph. This team loses in so many different, dreadful ways. Penalties, horrendous offensive line play, horrible secondary, terrible running game, awful secondary.
Funny that tonight the team actually played good defense for the first time all season it seems. Problem was, stop after stop against a good opposing offensive line and running game but their epically bad offense kept giving the ball back. This offense is bad. I was thinking…Bob Avellini without Walter Payton bad? No, worse. Bobby Douglass bad? No, worse. We’re talking Jonathan Quinn bad. And you all know how bad that is. This with the best quarterback we’ve had since Sid Luckman.
And I believe that about Jay Cutler. Yes, he threw 5 interceptions tonight and it’s been well over 40 years since the Bears have had a quarterback through four or more picks in a game twice in one season. Something even Rex Grossman never did! But I fully believe 2 of those interceptions were the receiver’s faults, a third was pass interference that wasn’t called. And people have to realize, when your featured back rushes around 25 times for 40 yards, what else can you do but throw risky passes? And that is what’s happening.
Now I for one am quite positive that we’re looking at a 6-10 season, that is if we can beat St. Louis and Detroit. That’s a big if at this point.
The offensive line is terrible. Among all the other examples, did anyone see our best prospect in Chris Williams get RUN OVER on the game’s first series? The secondary is terrible. With the exception of tonight, the defensive front 7′s play has been putrid. There is not a lot of young talent and no draft picks in 2010. And where exactly has our 2010 second-round pick Gaines Adams been? I don’t even see him on the field.
Forget worrying about Cutler’s interceptions-the man is bloodied and is going to be dead before the end of the season at this rate.
This team is committing stupid penalties and looks completely disorganized. Signs of a poorly led and coached team.
The two bright spots tonight. There were a couple of Tommie Harris sightings, which is promising for the $40 million he’s earning. And Lovie Smith actually lightly shook his head in frustration once. There are your positives for the night.
We’re back in 2003 again everyone. Sure, if the organization wanted to make Ron Turner a scapegoat and fire him, which I don’t think they will, what successful offensive coordinator would come in for Lovie’s lame duck season as head coach? No one. So we have a 6-10 season this year if we’re lucky and who knows what next year, before we can start all over in 2011.
Might as well keep Jay Cutler and tear everything else down around him. Two problems with that. There are no draft picks to start doing so in 2010. And by the time they’re able to get started rebuilding Cutler will be dead due to the lack of talent around him.
Hey, if it makes us feel better for helping our fellow man, at least we’re giving Denver a great first-round pick next year.