There were a lot of Bears’ fans who screamed when we didn’t get the GENIUS coach Bruce Arians a few years’ back. It is hilarious to see not only how crappy and old and salary-cap laden that Arizona team is today but extra funny is that they are 0-5 vs. the spread this year (2-3 overall with some wins against crappy teams in there). Arizona is the only 0-5 team vs. the spread after five games so far in 2017.
While the Bears are having another terrible season at least they are 3-2 vs. the spread this year… with all 3 home games being close and coming down to the wire (covering) and 2 road blowout losses. With some bad luck they are 1-4 for the year but at least slightly ahead of degenerate gambler expectations at home.
The team that is defying all expectations is Kansas City. Not only are they 5-0, they are 5-0 vs. the spread. The injury gods have spared them so far and they seem to be the class of the NFL. We will see it is a long way to the end of a 16 game season.
Want to sum up our Bears’ experience? Here’s the view in the cheap seats of the last play of our loss to Atlanta when Giraffe Neck Glennon got sacked on the final play.
It was a beautiful day… took about an hour to get out of the damn stadium since we stayed until the last play.
Well, it is the all important game 3. We see extended play by the starters and a clue as t how we will look this year. God help us.
This Bears blog picked up that Sports Illustrated had the Bears picked for 10 wins in 2017, noting that the 2016 team was decimated by injuries. First of all, as a Bears fan, I want them to go 16-0, but here’s what I actually thought of that prediction…
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA YOU MUST BE OUT OF YOUR MIND
The Bears have gaping holes across their roster. While I don’t have a crystal ball, it seems highly likely that they will drop Cutty soon (mid-March when the NFL “season” starts for 2017), and then they will have NO QB. We won’t count “St. Pick” Barkley or Hoyer who is a career backup who picks up enough stats in garbage time to look competent. Sure, they could get a QB by trade or the draft, but it seems like we will have one of the weakest starting QB’s going into the season of any team. See how that went for the Raiders or Texans, two teams 10x better than the Bears who were booted out of the playoffs promptly when they encountered teams with good QB play.
Sure they have some good defensive guys on their roster (usually hurt), but their secondary is a disaster and if they were actually trying to play competitive football this would be a gaping hole. If you swapped out the Bears secondary for guys on the practice squad of a typical team I don’t think we would see a dramatic difference, and that’s bad.
On offense – with Jeffrey probably gone (or hurt / suspended if he happens to be with the team) – we have terrible receivers and tight ends. True, we have a decent O line and running back but with no QB, receivers, or tight ends that’s not a formula for winning football.
Oh and let’s not forget that the Bears aren’t exactly a coaching / drafting powerhouse. Almost all of our top draft picks have been busts and the last thing we innovated was the T Formation.
If anyone is giving you the over / under on a 10 win season for the Bears, damn you’ve got to take the under on that, being a Bears fan notwithstanding.
Let’s see if this high powered Brian Hoyer led offense can continue its winning ways against another terrible team, the Dolts.
I’m behind the cheddar curtain and have local news on and saw this newscaster with her Packers hat. I’ve seen a million Packers fans over the years and this is not what they look like for certain. As Bears fans we are now down to rooting against the hated Slack as we miss the playoffs one more time.
Well, the Bears finish off the season today at home against the Lions. Vegas says this one is a toss up.