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Have We Arrived at Rock Bottom? And Other Bears Bullets

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•   Because there is an argument to be made that the Jets aren’t a real professional football organization, one could make the case that the Bears have the NFL’s worst offense:

•   It’s a tale as old as football itself. Nothing matters if your quarterback play is subpar. You can hire a GM from a prospering organization, bring in a hot-shot coordinator from a fruitful coaching tree, build an elite defense, and supplement it with a superb special teams unit. But it doesn’t matter if the quarterback play is subpar. It doesn’t matter who calls plays if the quarterback can’t execute. And now, the Bears are on the cusp of wasting another superlative defense.

•   The Bears’ third-quarter offense had more punts (3) than first downs (0) and yards gained (negative-5). That sums it up, doesn’t it?


•   It’s almost as if you have to TRY to be that bad, especially against that defense.

•   I feel bad for Bill Lazor. His play-calling debut started well enough. There was tempo, rhythm, gadgetry, movement. All of the stuff we wanted to see from him early. But the Bears didn’t block it well enough to sustain it. And when they did, the execution failed behind it. Then when the time came to throw a counterpunch, the offense swung wildly and missed terribly.

•   Meanwhile, the most explosive plays came when the ball was in the hands of Khalil Mack…

•   … and Cordarrelle Patterson:

•   Find someone who looks at you the way Eddie Jackson looks at Cordarrelle Patterson during this run-back:

•   While I don’t believe the Bears will lose out, they are a threat to lose any game after the bye because of offensive numbers like this:

•   Here’s a good thing: Cairo Santos had made 14 consecutive field goals. He is currently running an 89.5 percent success rate and has scored 69 points this season. That’s nice, but far too many points have come courtesy of field goals when the team needed touchdowns.

•   Dalvin Cook managed just 3.2 yards per attempt on 30 carries, gaining traction only after Akiem Hicks went out with an injury:

•   Nothing like swaggin’ out after your opponent loses its best run-stuffing weapon.

•   In the previous week, Derrick Henry was limited to just 3.2 yards per carry by the Bears’ run stoppers. And the Bears offense did NOTHING with it. Remember when the run “D” was a primary concern? Those days are well behind us now. Sigh. We don’t deserve this defense.

•   I don’t want to rail against officiating in a game the Bears offense didn’t want to win, but this has got to stop:

•   And as Warren Sharp adds in a follow up tweet: “[T]he absolute last thing we need is a retired ref making excuses on TV for real refs blowing obvious calls.”

•   Allen Robinson deserves better … and his agent knows it:



•   At least Harry Hiestand doesn’t have to deal with this mess:

•   Chicago’s football team is a meme factory:

•   That’s it … that’s the tweet:


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Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.