Bears vs Browns Preview – What I’ll Be Saying Goodbye To

The Bears wrap up their preseason schedule by hosting the Cleveland Browns on Thursday night.   All preseason games are meaningless, but the last preseason game is especially a waste of time.  The key guys like Urlacher and Cutler will be sitting and if they’re not, they should be.  Here are the few things I’ll be watching and saying goodbye to:

  1. Caleb Hanie – hopefully Thursday is the last time we see Hanie this season.  If that’s the case, it’s because Cutler has stayed healthy and the offensive line is doing their job.  If Mike Martz has his way, Hanie might not be coming back next season, so this could be goodbye.
  2. Bid farewell to Chester Taylor after one worthless yet very expensive season.  Unless of course the Bears miscommunicated their intention to play him.  Why would I think that?
  3. Bubble boys Marcus Harrison, Mario Addison and Nick Reed are duking it out for possibly one spot.  Someone tell Harrison it’s a chicken leg and he might just have a shot.
  4. The Soldier Field turf – another thing that will be gone after Thursday night; the turf will get ripped out and replaced before the regular season opener on 9/11 when the Falcons come to town.
  5. The stupid preseasonARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL!?!?!

  • venomlash

    The crazy thing is that Chester Taylor looked pretty good in last night’s game.

    I’m not saying the Bears will keep him, but he really seems to have benefited from the improved O-line. His big problem was not finding a lane and getting tied up at the line of scrimmage, but when the line gave him an opening last night, he took it. He just might have a spot if Bell and Barber are questionable enough. Which I hope they aren’t.

  • venomlash

    The crazy thing is that Chester Taylor looked pretty good in last night’s game.

    I’m not saying the Bears will keep him, but he really seems to have benefited from the improved O-line. His big problem was not finding a lane and getting tied up at the line of scrimmage, but when the line gave him an opening last night, he took it. He just might have a spot if Bell and Barber are questionable enough. Which I hope they aren’t.