That headline is a reference to Stir Crazy, by the way. But very relevant to the 2007 Chicago Bears. We bad.
Keep this in mind, when I say an NFL player “sucks” (Adam Archuleta, Fred Miller come to mind), I fully admit this is coming from a guy that didn’t make his high school football team. I realize Fred Miller and Adam Archuleta are two of the best football players that have ever played the game at any level: every guy that has ever played in the NFL meets that criterion.
I wrote that because I was going to say Todd Collins sucks. And he just kicked the Bears’ ass. I say he sucks because I remember seeing him replace an injured starter in Buffalo in 1997 and absolutely stink it up. And the Bears made him look like Joe Montana tonight. As they’ve made third-string running backs look like Emmitt Smith many times this year.
We now OFFICIALLY GONE in 2007. It seems very anti-climactic for me to write that, since I’ve been saying that since mid-October. Get used to your 5-11 Chicago Bears, defending NFC Champions.
As Chris Collinsworth said tonight, and I loved this quote: “There is professional football, and unprofessional football. The Bears are playing unprofessional football, and it’s embarassing.”
I loved Mike Downey’s article in the Tribune this morning, so please read it here. Sums it up pretty well. As other NFL teams are resurrecting themselves and playing solid football, the Bears have pointed fingers, been penalized and blamed everyone else for their problems in 2007.
I will leave this Blog for at least the next three days with this final thought. Was I doing too much Meth from September 2006 to February 2007? Because I swear I remember the Chicago Bears playing solid football in 2006, going to Super Bowl 41, and bringing most of their players back this season. But maybe I was hallucinating.
Of course I’m being facetious. Lovie Smith and Jerry Angelo aren’t responsible for key injuries on defense. But they hitched their cart to an aged offensive line, a petulant and overrated running back, and Adam Archuleta. And now it’s all a joke.