This is not an article, just a series of disjointed comments on the final day of the the Chicago Bears season for all intents and purposes.
- Good buddy Doug, fellow section 249 resident before the game: “has their ever been a team in such a good position that had such a dramatic turn to their season…?” Prophetic. I don’t know. Today we witnessed the final nail in the coffin of a team that started 7-3, a shoo-in for the playoffs, and played their own way out by losing four in a row.
- I have no doubt in my mind that the Bears would be 11-3 right now with Jay Cutler and Matt Forte in the lineup. Call it whining about circumstances, but as much of a Bears realist/pessimist as I am, I truly believe this.
- I’m the type that has to be in my seats 10-15 minutes before kickoff. Today those of us enjoying the final tailgate took our sweet time, arrived after kickoff, and we admittedly left well before the final gun. I thought all along this was going to be an ugly loss and it was.
- I do feel for Caleb Hanie. A free agent to be, he had his chance to shine and play his way into a nice, solid backup quarterback contract. Now we all know all he has done is played him out of the NFL. Seems like a good guy and I feel for him, but I guess he’s just not an NFL player. Lucky for him he got to earn the pay as a backup for four years before he was exposed.
- Apparently normally tight-lipped Lovie Smith has acknowledged that he doesn’t know if Hanie will start at Green Bay. What does it matter anyway, really?
- I’ve been trying to come to grips with the probable Green Bay Packers undefeated season all year. Then they lose to Kyle Orton and the Kansas City Chiefs. Good for the Chiefs.
- Free agent to be Orton had better be offered the most lucrative backup contract in the NFL in 2012 by Jerry Angelo, if he returns.
It’s all about 2012 now, fellow fans. The ride was nice while it lasted.