Just had to write that headline so someone can call me out if I dreamed the whole thing last night. Apparently it’s true, and I’m happy again today.
I can laugh at myself now. 24 hours ago (prior to 6 a.m. Chicago time yesterday) I wrote a post doubting the Bears would do what it would take to get Cutler, but I admitted it was nice that the Bears were feigning interest. But the Chicago Bears just do not make blockbuster deals, I said. It’s not in the McCaskey/Angelo DNA. Go out and get a quarterback that with a few pieces could make them a legitimate contender in the next two seasons? Never will happen, I thought. They will say things like “our plan is to build slow and steady, we like our plan, we like Kyle Orton, blah blah blah.”
But I was wrong. And I LOVE that I was wrong about this one.
It’s amazing how the attitude changed around Chicago yesterday, from my house to talk radio to the Internet. I personally have not been this excited about the Bears since Devin Hester’s opening kickoff return touchdown in Super Bowl 41, over 2 years ago.
And consider with the signing of left tackle Orlando Pace, the move of Chris Williams to the right, the addition of huge guard Frank Omiyale, and if the Bears can somehow add a legitimate receiver…gulp…the Chicago Bears have a legitimate offense for the first time in a long, long time. As I’ve written before, the Chicago Bears usually don’t bother to play offense.
Drink it in Bears fans and enjoy it while it lasts. Since the Chicago Bears haven’t had a quarterback since 1950, one friend has already told me this is too good to be true, and Cutler is destined to break a bone doctors have yet to discover. God I hope that doesn’t happen.