1. What would the Chicago Bears record have been with Josh McCown instead of Caleb Hanie? It’s a personnel decision like this that makes me question the Chicago Bears front office. McCown isn’t a superstar by any stretch, but he found open receivers and moved when he needed to do so. Considering he’s been a member of this team around four weeks, it shows what this blogger suspected about Hanie at training camp. He’s not very talented and takes too long to make decisions. And when rushed to do so, it’s not pretty. McCown played how a back-up quarterback should play.
2. I had the pleasure of seeing the Bears and Green Bay Packers in person. Aaron Rodgers is amazing. He makes unbelievable throws and doesn’t beat himself. It almost seems as if there’s no defenders on the field. If only Jay Cutler had those wide receivers. Not one of the Bears with the exception of Earl Bennett would even be on the Packers roster. Once again, a huge misstep by the Chicago Bears front office. It’s not like these guys were all top draft picks. It’s about scouting and player development. Two areas the Bear struggle with more every season.
3. I’ve noticed a disturbing trend at sporting events. Generally fans between the ages of 18-29 are the ones ruining the viewing experience for others. Why do I say this? Last season, I had a great time in Green Bay. I sat with older fans and we talked about football and had a great time. This season, I was harassed all game by younger fans. It got to a point where some of the older fans began thanking me for acting with class. It’s one thing to have a little fun, it’s another to call someone derogatory names and yell at the person the whole game. I paid my money and I cheer for my team. Do the same with yours! This entitlement to act like a jerk really ruins the viewing experience for all of us fans. I met some awesome people in Green Bay and don’t let others ruin my experience. But in reality, fans should worry less about others and focus on themselves. It would make everyone happier.
4. Major Wright is bad. Craig Steltz is a special teams player playing safety. Zach Bowman is a liability at cornerback. Tim Jennings must have done something really bad to be benched. My point here is that if the Bears had even an average secondary, they would have had a better shot against the Packers. How many big plays will this unit give up? Don’t you think that Jordy Nelson needs to be covered? I understand the greatness of the Packers but fundamental football is fundamental football. The Bears just make way too many boneheaded and technique mistakes. This shows how poorly coached some positions are on this squad. Changes need to be made.
5. Kahlil Bell showed all of us why he’s not a featured back in this league. He runs well but doesn’t hold onto the football.
6. Kellen Davis has become irrelevant quickly. He used to be somewhat of a weapon, but even before Cutler got hurt, he doesn’t have a role with this team. While Mike Martz likes tight ends that can block, Davis certainly doesn’t do this well. As a receiver, he doesn’t make himself a target. Here’s another position the Bears need to address.
7. I really hope Nathan Enderle plays on Sunday. Let’s see what the kid can do.
8. Brian Urlacher is an amazing player. He’s all over the field. It’s too bad things ended up this screwed up because he potentially was an MVP candidate on defense. As it stands, we have another wasted season with Urlacher. It pains me because there won’t be many of these left.
9. I thought Roy Williams had his best game of the year. He made some nice catches and made himself a target. It’s too bad it came 16 weeks into the season.
10. I’m disappointed by the way this season ended; but I’m not shocked. The total collapse should have been seen from a mile away. The lack of depth should have been more obvious to all of us. Jerry Angelo brought in undrafted free agents and neglected several important positions. He needs to go. I’d also like to see several position coaches also given the boot. It’s a bad combination when you lack talent and coaching.
That’s all for now. Follow me on Twitter at ChicagoBearJew.