by Ken Kay
Andy Dalton, Tim Tebow, T.J. Yates, Charlie Batch, Matt Flynn, and the list goes on. All of these quarterbacks have either started the season as a backup and are now starting, and/or contributed to their teams season in which they are now all playing in the 2012 NFL Playoffs.
And this is why I'm fired up! The Chicago Bears have made me snap. It's got to be the coaching and their evaluation of "talent".
The Bears were looking pretty at 7-3 before Jay Cutler had a season ending injury (thumb). The next day I didn't stop hearing about how their season was over and "thank god we have the Hawks/Bulls" to look forward to.
I forced myself into thinking the Bears still had a chance. Boy was I wrong! This is not a knock on Caleb Hanie, Josh McCown, or any other backup they've been forced to throw in due to injuries. This is strictly a coaching and management problem.
The Bengals are in the playoffs with their "back up" QB and somehow Tim Tebow is in the playoffs. Then there's Matt Flynn from the Packers. I know the Pack had everything locked up already but c'mon! He was able to torch a Lions defense for 480 yards and 6 Tds. Seriously?! Of course he's not better than Favre or Rodgers, but he was still able to break their records. Why? Because Detroit was out-coached!
Do you see where I'm going with this one?
The Bears could be in the playoffs if they had better coaching and a better feel for who should be on the field.
Oh, and thanks to their great win yesterday the Bears knocked themselves down another six spots in the draft. Oh yea, and the face of their franchise, Brian Urlacher, left the game with a sprained MCL.
So from Jerry Angelo, to Mike Martz, to Lovie Smith, please get the hell out of here. I'm sick of watching the Bears "win just enough games" for the staff to keep their jobs.
But hey, if you ask Lovie about the season he'd tell you "We're going to reevaluate everything tomorrow" and my favorite quote from yesterday, "We're undefeated in the 2012 season". Real funny, playing the Bears fans for dumb.
Obviously he's not going anywhere and who knows about the rest of them.
I'll end this with my favorite stat to date - The Bears didn't have a single first round draft pick from the Angelo era starting yesterday. 0 for 22.
Again, thanks for listening.