WOW! Power Ranking and Bye week info
I don't know how many of you follow comcast.net's Power Rankings, but it's put together by a guy named Lee Russakoff. For the vast majority of this season, he has said that the Bears were "a fraud", or that he simply didn't believe that the Bears were very good at all. Well... check out where he ranks Da Bears now!
Perhaps more importantly, Russakoff pointed out an article John Mullin wrote about the Bears. (The article was obviously written before the Vikings-Eagles game.) It's a good read:
*I say we should NOT sit our healthy starters. Completely takes away from the momentum we've built offensively.
*The GB game is the perfect time to try new strategies on defense, because the Cover 2 is beyond exploitable. (Not sure if stubborn Lovie will ever go for that.)
*We need to try to win against GB. They are highly ranked, too... and it will make us stronger and smarter if we play them hard. Plus, if we win, we knock a serious NFC Title contender out of the playoffs.
*CAUTION: If our OL is getting pummeled, all bets are off. Save Cutler for the playoffs.
*During our bye week, I say run simulated games... play and practice hard. Keep that motor running! Keep Da Bears salivating for a playoff win!
*If we have anybody who is still nursing an injury by GB gametime (possibly Earl Bennett?), then obviously, it's best to rest him. But get him going asap.
Too much sitting and resting.... for the Lovie-coached Bears.... NOT a good thing.