Don’t feel like saying much about this one. As expected, the Bears were throttled 35-21 by the Packers in Lambeau. Chicago is now eliminated from playoff contention after the Bears gave up five passing touchdowns to Aaron Rodgers. It was Rodger’s first five-touchdown game in his career. Go figure.
There were just a few positives. Josh McCown, to me, earned the right for a very close look as the Bears’ backup in 2012. Chicago’s defense shut the Packers down on several drives. Running backs Kahlil Bell and Armondo Allen showed surprising flashes of talent. But in the end, when your offense can’t score, against Rodgers and the Packers, the levee is going to blow at some point. And it did.
It’s depressing as a Bears fan to see how wide the talent disparity is between these two teams. Thanks Jerry Angelo.
I’m not calling for Lovie Smith’s head, especially in this game I believe he did what he could with second and third-stringers at so many positions. And overall, Smith’s run since 2004 has been a lot more entertaining than that of his two predecessors. But I just don’t see how Angelo’s highly questionable record at drafting and building entire position groups such as the offensive line, receivers and safeties can continue.
I thought the window for potential greatness had closed after the 2010 season. Then I was shocked to see that when the Bears got their act together with all of their starters in 2011, they looked like they had a chance. They were hitting on all cylinders.
I think with the proper smart additions in 2012: a competent corner to play across from Charles Tillman, an offensive lineman, an actual NFL receiver, and another defensive end to play across from Julius Peppers, the 2012 Bears might have one more chance if they’re blessed with health.
But if Angelo stays and enters 2012 with the same group of misfits at receiver, offensive line, safety and a pathetic #2 cornerback, it will be time for Bears fans to be really angry.