A Hard Look Behind The Bears’ Total Meltdown
It’s only natural that the Bears would expose themselves against the Green Bay Packers. At Lambeau Field. To watch the game, sure, it was obvious the Bears were completely dominated and outmatched. But you only had to listen to post game comments to understand just how much this team—this organization is infected with mediocrity and plagued by indifference.
Lovie said, all in one stretch (my comments):
“It’s a combination of everything, tonight, really. We didn’t have good enough protection. (Our offensive line is terrible.) Probably made a couple bad decisions. (Our quarterback still doesn’t get it.) Our receivers didn’t get open as much as we needed to. (Our wide receivers are not working very hard.) We didn’t get the running game going, to help the passing game. (Again, our offensive line stinks, and we don’t run the ball enough.) All of those things didn’t work for us tonight. (We did everything wrong.) You have to give them [the Packers] a lot of credit though… They didn’t play as well as they wanted to last week and they came back this week. (They prepared, where we did not, and they out-coached us.)”
When asked by a reporter what we learned about the Bears this week, Brian Urlacher said:
“Maybe we’re not as good as we thought we were.”
In some post-game analysis, Tom Waddle suggested the future hall-of-famer take a seat on the bench.
“Brian seemed to be a little slow to react to things… It’s just the nature of the beast. The leg’s not 100% healthy. In that defense he’s got to cover so much ground… As much as I love seeing 54 on the field, if he’s hampered by that [the injury], I think you gotta move Nick Roach in, you gotta move Gino Hayes to the strong side and you gotta go with the guys who are 100% healthy.”
The defense is getting old, fast.
Am impudent Jay Cutler was asked:
“Of all the scenarios that you might have played out in your mind, is this the kind of thoughts…?”
“Yeah. I dream about throwing four picks and getting sacked seven times.”
I actually felt sorry for Cutler for the first time in my life last night. He was a pinata up there. And he didn’t have a good answer for anything. He was undressed, and showed the lack of poise that might prevent him from ever being more than a so-so quarterback with a big arm. Like Jeff George.
This Bears team looked lost. Lovie always looks lost. And fans have a right to blow this loss out of proportion because, really, it is a big deal. It is more than just “one loss.” It’s a not-so-subtle harbinger of a team on the way down.
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