I am rarely overly optimistic about the Bears. To me, that just comes with the territory when you’ve been a fan for 33 years. But today, I told one of the vendors at Soldier Field that I felt confident that they would win today.
That, my friends and fellow fans, is exactly why I’m rarely overly optimistic about the Bears.
All I can say about today’s game is:
Matt Forte knee injury.
Extreme fluke of a hail mary pass is the only touchdown Kansas City needs.
Bears 0-11 on third down.
Chief defense enters the game with 13 sacks, then records seven on the day against the Bears.
Roy Williams turns tying touchdown into interception. I’ll say it again, RELEASE Roy Williams.
Two weeks ago the Bears were 7-3, their offense was clicking, and the top wildcard seed seemed very likely. Then our star quarterback was hurt. One loss at Oakland to an improving Raider team, with backup Caleb Hanie getting better in the second half, we thought was an aberration. Now the Bears are down to 7-5, and the most optimistic thing I can say is that unless we see a totally different Hanie, one that is an average NFL backup, the Bears might only win one more game this season.
Jerry Angelo has liked to repeat over and over that in the NFL, if you have a high-priced starting quarterback, you don’t have the money to bring in a known commodity for a backup. I question whether that’s true when the Bears played in 2011 with a $19 million surplus.
But I’ll say this to Jerry: you reap what you sow.