What was the PRIMARY reason for the 80's Bears inability to win more than one Super Bowl?

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Why did the 80's Bears fail to win more than one Super Bowl?

  1. A-McMahon's inability to stay healthy

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  2. B-Ditka 's inability to consistently outcoach the likes of Bill Parcells, Bill Walsh and Joe Gibbs

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  3. C-Buddy Ryan's departure

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  4. D-We just didn't have the talent to become a dynasty in the 80's

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  5. E-Other (Please specify).

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  1. Nakoma1

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    Don't forget Vanissi ,... Just ,... Vanissi and Ditka got along Lil Michael didn't want any of that ,... nope he was happy with just having a team that could make the playoffs ,...aaaazhole
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    Buddy Ryan left.
    Willie Gault left
    Otis Wilson left
    Walter retired about a season early
    The 49ers had a significantly better quarterback
    McMahon really wasn't that good
    Ditka's motivation method obviously didn't work well over time
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    Ditka was an incredibly overrated coach that lives on in the hearts of the meatballs despite the fact that he had one of the most perennially talented teams throughout the 80s, and only won one SB.
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    Come on. They lost a game. Yes a plyoff, but it happens.

    Bad luck. Lost to a weaker Redskin team with Jay Schraeder at QB. Payton fumbled (how often did that happen?), Butler missed a field goal (how often did that happen?), Schraeder picked apart Beras defense (how many times do you think he could do that?).

    To quote Forrest Gump "__it happens"
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    True But you can't rule out that it was mikey who was the cancer, who created the rifts ,.. it all started with him unloading Vanissi
    OH and I don't mean Ditka
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    Other -- as in all of the above. My feelings having suffered through the downfall and subsequent 25 years of floundering:
    #1 Mikey
    #2 Everybody's ego got in the way
    #3 Ditka wasn't that good a coach (strategy-wise, he was a good coach with the players, at least until the egos took over -then he kind of stunk)
    #4 McMahon wasn't that great a QB. (In Bears history, yes, league history, no)
    #4 Buddy left
    #5 The team was gutted and new guys were sub par (see #1)
    #6 Other teams figured out how to beat the 46.

    (Charles Martin basically ended McMahon's career, and stole any shot at SB #2 from us on that dirty play.)
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  7. BradMustersGhost

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    great points shark86x. I am REALLY glad to see that I am NOT the only Bears fan who feels that both McMahon AND Ditka are vastly overrated by most Bears fans. I would also add that it wasn't just the players egos which grew out of control. Ditka had the biggest ego of all. HE stopped being a man and became a cartoonish, larger than life, fame and money hungry entity at some point in the late 80's. In other words, "Da Coach" basically killed the man. Mike Ditka, the man, went MIA sometime around 86/87.
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    Come on Brad, this should have been the first option on the survey.:)
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    This a falicy Shark ,.. NO TEAM Figured out the BEARs 46. It left with Buddy
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    34 years old and you know all about and are an expert the 80s Bears ,.....NOT


    The Reason: Mikey McCaskey Please stop ripping the memory of one of the Bears proudest eras ever
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    When Halas hired Ditka it was the best thing since Swiss cheeze. He took the team,.. a team assembled by Jim Finks AND Jerry Vannisi, and did what they did. AFTER Papa Bear died and Vanissi removed ,... Ditka was pretty much handcuffed by good ole Mikey McCaskey.
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    lol, thanks for the unintentional comedy, Chief. You can take it you antiquated, half-assed sarcasm and shove it you know where. The whole lame "....NOT" schtick might have been amusing, had it been typed back in 1995. Now why don't you try again, sweetheart.
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    I would say that primarily the Bears enjoyed such a tactical advantage with the 46 it was a perfect storm of talent and scheme. It may sound like sour grapes but I am glad it wasn't duplicated. A once in a lifetime event makes for a great indelible memory IMO.
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    Why certainly nyuht, nyuht, nyuht, nyhut. YOU'RE 34 years old and YOU DON'T KNOW squat about he 80's Bears

    YOu may think you do, but you don't

    but then again with your way of thinking you'll always fail to accept fact from fiction,and know,... there is a difference between thinking and knowing


    the Many more have forgotten and taken it to their graves even ,... than you can still learn about the 80s Bears







    Copy that ,... CHIEF
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    Maybe too simplistic but I always felt that Ditka/Ryan blowup in '85 followed by Ryan's leaving was the most damaging. Tobin ran an excellent D but Ryan was better IMO & that D fed off his personality. We also we're a bit more reactive than proactive under Tobin. Same talent but Ryan's D instilled fear... in opponents and the players.

    That intangible was needed to make up for the offensive woes that appeared later in the season.
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    One of the BIGGEST losses to the 80s Bears came in the year following the Super Bowl ,...the hit on McMahon ,..

    I really love the kids l responses here that can only conjure speculation McMahon sucked, He was overrated,. he was this ,... he was that ?? OH REALLy ??? Co check his college numbers at from back then


    MAC ,... ALWAYS seemed to know when and what to audible into which most of the time paid off ,.. Fancy that from a overrated QB

    The play I bring up here I feel pretty much ended Mac's career he wasn't the same after that

    And wasn't even 100 % in the off the bench Vikings game BOMB Put this in your pipe n smoke it ! ! ! 3 TDs in less than 9 minutes PASSES MIND YOU




    at the time Mac was one of the best at what he did

    it wasn't him being injury prone so much ,... it was him being assaulted by Martin that changed it all, and pretty much ended it for him

    AGAIN leave the memories alone they are what they THAT TEAM will always be what's been and kudo's for those who have chosen Mikey Mc As it was clearly seen in recent years his pandering about the team 's functions doesn't not have a positive impact on the team

    in the battle of the Mikes
    Michael McCaskey was and always will be the BIGGER DICK than Mike Ditka ever will be. He,..MM, robbed the fans blind

    BRING IT ON Georgy ! ! !
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    With all due respect Nak.... please don't use the word cancer in terms of a sports event or team.
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    please elaborate ,.. road map it even ;)
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    Can you imagine the fine if someone sported a Roger G. headband?
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    Bostic would look good in one,,,, but then again Ninny ninny nana Roger would ban him from the league
    Gotta love them there ninny ninny na na-ers ,..... they're just sooo special ,... they world has to stop just for them

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