It’s been almost a week since the Chicago Bears put America on notice that they are in fact the worst football team in the NFL! Now before all you Bears fans dismiss this claim, I know the Oakland Raiders are 0-9. I know both the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Jacksonville Jaguars are doing their part to only further their point that they shouldn't be considered “professional” teams. Despite this, the Chicago Bears are in my opinion the worst team in in the National Football League right now.
I want to throw some numbers out there: 94, 68, 91. No, that’s not my high school locker combination, those are the total points given up to opponents by the Raiders, Bucs, and Jags respectively over the last three weeks. The Bears, however, have giving up a whopping 106 points…in the last two games! They also had a bye in between! That means they had a week off to rid themselves of the stench of the beat down that Tom Brady handed to them to prepare and focus on their arch-rival Green Bay Packers and still managed to give up 42 points to Aaron Rodgers and company in the first half. Now anyone who knows football will tell you that it’s the defense, and while I would agree the Bears defense “couldn't catch cooties at Millhouse’s party,” to quote Homer Simpson, I wouldn't put all of the blame solely on them. The defense doesn't turn the ball over a million times and provide great field position. That offense put forth by "genius" Marc Trestman needs an overhaul too.
Jay Cutler has to go! The talent around him that this guy has been blessed with would make even the great Tom Brady green with envy and yet Cutler not only takes it for granted by finds every way to make Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffrey, Matt Forte, and Martellus Bennett to look mediocre. It’s insane! And don’t tell me the majority of the blame doesn't fall on #6. Josh McCown took this exact same offense within playoff contention up until the very end when Cutler came back to deliver a stinker du jour in another loss to the Packers.
Maybe it’s the coach, but to me, pointing fingers at the coach in any sport is taking the easy way out and provides more excuses for the players you are paying top dollar for to play a game we all played in the backyard growing up. It’s Jay, and hey Brandon Marshall, stop protecting Cutler and pulling a T.O. “that’s my quarterback” routine. You want to win just as much maybe more than any other Bears player in that locker room. No more excuses. Next season will be the 30th anniversary of the “Super Bowl Shuffle” Chicago Bears, and I can only imagine what is going through the minds of William Perry or Jim McMahon or even Mike Ditka's batty ass as they watch the disgrace these 2014 Bears are putting on. Hopefully there will be Cutler-less days ahead, I mean even Rex Grossman took the Bears to the Super Bowl.
Patriots fan Colin Hecht can be found on Twitter @C_Hechta and his archived video game related antics can be found at the Blow to Play Youtube page.
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