In today’s Chicago Tribune you can clearly see the “inside” guys, or the guys that want insider access (hell of a lot of good that has done given how dumb our Bears’ management has been over time) and those that just “call ’em like they see ’em” and let their true opinions rip.
The real truth is McNeil’s article titled “No Help For Cutler Is Just Offensive”. BTW that is a great tagline I want to give McNeil credit for that.
It just wears me out that Bears hierarchy, whomever is pulling the strings, doesn’t accept that the NFL is, and has been, video game football. The road to the big game in early February is paved only by an offense that rolls up points so fast it makes your head spin.
Now we’re talking. Besides Dan and I’s mutual hatred for DumbRon, we have always thought that Chicago lionized the defense while the game was won on the offensive side of the field. Why is that? Because its the facts.
On the other side you get Pompei scrambling like a wet, tiny dog, loving whatever Emery does. After all, he needs to worm his way into the locker room for that big “scoop” or Bears management & coach wisdom whatever that is.
But back to McNeil who is on a roll (we can always slam Pompei later, that idiotic, grinning skull will be continually pumping out bad “journalism”):
It sounds like Shea McClellin is a classic “tweener.” Too small to be a full-time defensive end. Not a ferocious enough tackler to live up to the high standards set by Bears linebackers over the years. Another project. At a time when the championship window is closing.
I think NcNeil is optimistic in even thinking the “championship window” is cracked but certainly with the core Bear defenders over 30 and Cutty just one jack to the body / head from being out for the season with our prospects at zero, we have to get everything just right for a run if we ever want to make it to the Super Bowl.
We can all see how much the Bears were worth last year when Cutty went down. ZERO. F*CKING ZERO. Without our franchise QB our vaunted defense, special teams, running game, and everything else can’t win a game against some of the most HAPLESS NFL teams out there. I know. I watched that HORRID streak of games that ended our season.
Thus, you need to keep the QB upright or everything else doesn’t mean jack squat. Damn I am hoping that Tice can pull another miracle with spare parts, hurt guys, busted draft picks (Williams) and dumb luck to keep Cutty upright.
We set up that “Fire Phil Emery” category for posts and we use it whenever we talk about our GM but for the first time I think it really fits. I liked his other off season moves.