It’s the only thing we can do as Bears fans. I am still bitter about the game Sunday as I am sure others here are too. Our good friends at Fire Mike Martz have already said what they think of people calling Cutler a pussy. I would like to echo what they said: If anybody thinks that Cutler quit, fuck off. The guy was sacked nearly 60 times and was probably knocked down another 60. He even had a concussion and still played against the Giants. If I was sacked like he was once, I wouldn’t be able to move for a week.
So as we are moving on with the show, I am not going to talk about firing Smith or Angelo. As much as we want them gone, they are not going anywhere so there is no reason to complain about it. What we can talk about is what the Bears should realistically do in the offseason to make this team better. As we noticed all season, the Bears were lucky all over the place and eventually, it ran out. From the offensive line to the secondary, the Bears need a lot of help.
On offense: While J’Marcus Webb and Chris Williams played much better when they were in their new positions, I am still not sold on either of them. Since the Bears will have at least six picks in the draft this year (barring any dumb Jerry Angelo move), they should draft a lineman and find another one that goes undrafted. Sometimes, the best ones are found in later rounds. Next on offense is a wide receiver or two. I like Johnny Knox, Earl Bennett and Devin Aromashodu, but we need receivers who can actually jump and get the ball rather than wait for the ball to come to them. If they can’t get one through the draft, Braylon Edwards, Vincent Jackson and Plaxico Burress when he gets out of jail later in the summer are available. While Edwards and Jackson may demand a lot of money, Burress will be really cheap. Maybe like Michael Vick, Burress may help a lot more than people expected. I would take a flier on him.
On defense: Tommie Harris is probably going to be gone next year so the Bears will probably need to draft a defensive tackle regardless. A couple names would be Corey Liguet from Illinois (If he enters the draft) or Drake Nevis from LSU. The Bears pick is 29th so it is doubtful they will get a better tackle than these two. While Briggs and Urlacher had great years, they are still getting older. While we all love Urlacher, he has lost a step. The Bears need to to find a linebacker in the draft to play the outside and be able to fill in at the middle slot should Urlacher have problems.
The Bears secondary needs a lot of help. As we saw in the last game of the season, the wonderful “I-Pass” defense returned. In the first half, Aaron Rodgers had his way to with the secondary. I don’t want to hear anything about the “Cover two (who?)” defense or “prevent” garbage that people have discussed all year. Do those schemes mean giving receivers 20 yards to do whatever they want? If you said yes to that question, you should not be allowed to watch football. Charles Tillman (Fuck you) was awful that game. Tim Jennings mimicked him in that game and I couldn’t stand Danieal Manning since he has been in the NFL. If the Bears want to get better as they claim they do, two cornerbacks and at least a safety in the draft or free agency are a must. I want cornerbacks who actually know how to cover a receiver. I want a safety who actually knows that if they are playing that crappy “Cover Who”, that they wouldn’t wander off letting a receiver go down the field for an easy touchdown (Danieal Manning). If the secondary was just decent in the first half against the Packers, the Bears are probably playing in the Super Bowl this year.
As we said, complaining about Angelo and Smith isn’t going to do much because they are both staying put. I only wish the Bears were half ran like the Steelers or Packers. Look at the Steelers who have had only three coaches in their entire franchise are in their seventh Super Bowl. The Packers who are in their fifth Super Bowl appearance, are an organization owned by fans and have management that doesn’t tolerate bullshit (Brett Favre). The Bears on the other hand are owned by a crazy old bitch and her delusional son. Adding on to that is a president who doesn’t know the difference between a football and a basketball. God help us all.