What happened to the Bears' new era of accountability?
I hope this wasn't posted already.....
This guy is not only RIGHT ON....but he's freakin hilarious! :lol-027:
Remember the refreshing change that marked a new era of accountability at Halas Hall this season?
The Bears donít.
Two weeks ago, the offense stunk in a loss to cruddy Seattle, so the Bears cut a defensive player who wasnít even in uniform for that home game. Last Sunday, the offense combined stupid and stubborn in a loss to cruddier Washington at home again, so, naturally, the Bears cut two players from the practice squad. Tell you what, if the Bears lose to wretched Buffalo a week from Sunday, all the secretaries at Halas Hall better watch out.
The Bears loved to act all accountable earlier in the season --- step aside, Tommie Harris; take a hike, Mark Anderson --- because there was little risk and lot of benefit. Harris has stunk for several seasons. Anderson was a pretty, shiny thing who mesmerized head coach Lovie Smith. But they werenít difference-makers, the Bears knew it, and so they tried to act like an actual football organization instead of the home of the group hug.
But now that their consistently lousy offensive play has finally cost them, the Bears canít make a point. They can only expose themselves. Go back to the ďThree Stoogesíí news conference in January, where head bean counter Ted Phillips demanded a change, then made none himself. This sounds and smells suspiciously like more of the same hummena-hummena-hummena.
I mean, if the Bears had any intention of acting consistently in punishing the guilty for last week or the last two weeks, then they would have to cut either the starting quarterback who threw four interceptions, the wide receivers who seemingly have little football IQ and certainly have no idea how to fight for position, or the crazy offensive coordinator who refuses to adjust his game plan to the game that is actually being played in front of him. Others under indictment certainly would include the head coach who canít find assistants or his red flag, and the general manager who approved all this horribleness and conspired to bring about a lot of it with his horrible drafting.
But no. The perpetrators of these crimes against football go free. Some linebacker who had been here about three minutes got whacked. Yeah, thatís the answer. Thatíll show everybody. But you know what it really shows? It shows the Bears canít make the tough call. The right call. The consistent call.
Smith showed he couldnít make the right call in the heat of a game when he choked on challenging Jay Cutlerís fumble at the Washington 1, a game-turning situation unrecognized by a game-losing coach who has missed the playoffs three straight seasons. Heís still employed. Huh?
Jerry Angelo showed he canít make the right call, first by retaining Smith as coach, perhaps so relieved that he miraculously got to keep his job in the first place, and second by investing heavily in a quarterback but refusing to find anyone halfway capable of protecting him or getting open for him. Heís still employed. Huh?
And on and on, from Cutlerís horrific decisions in the second half to Martzís incomprehensible play-calling to Devin Hesterís and Johnny Knoxís inability to learn anything beyond being fast.
So, whereís the example now from the big-talking Bears?
Nowhere, thatís where. Sorry. Too tough a call. The Bears even have a bye week to buy some extra time in putting someone out of our misery. But no. Nothing doing. So, hereís the message the Bears are beaming out of Lake Forest:
If the offense gets any worse against Buffalo a week from Sunday, the guy at the guard gate is in big trouble.
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That guard better be looking for new employment now...... :lol-032: