The Bears Have Been In This Situation Before… And it Turned Out Alright

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 20: Devin Hester #23 of the Chicago Bears is congratulated by Matt Forte #22 and Greg Olsen #82 (two key members of the 2010 Bears offense) after scoring a touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings at TCF Bank Stadium on December 20, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – DECEMBER 20: Devin Hester #23 of the Chicago Bears is congratulated by Matt Forte #22 and Greg Olsen #82) after scoring a touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings at TCF Bank Stadium on December 20, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. All three players were key in the Bears 2010 division championship team. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

After that 2010 Redskins game, Boomer wrote up a post regarding his fear of the season being over.  I, as well as many Bears fans, felt the same way as he did. I thought there was no way the Bears could pull it together.He mentioned that Greg Olsen was pretty useless as a tight end, and he was right. At that point, Olsen hadn’t been used correctly and looked lost on the field. I feel the same way about another first round pick, but this one is a defensive end. Olsen ended up having a pretty good year with the Bears, so why couldn’t Shea McClellin pick it up a bit?

Both these games were games the Bears should have won. In the 2010 edition, Cutler fumbled on the goal line on a first and goal sneak attempt. He clearly broke the plane, but Lovie Smith didn’t challenge. DeAngelo Hall picked off Cutler 4 times, one of which was taken back 92 yards for the game winning score in the third quarter.

This game, Chris Conte and Major Wright misplayed pass after pass, resulting in rookie tight end Jordan Reed to have a monster game. Both of these games were truly disasters, leaving Bears fans frustrated beyond belief. These two games sent the Bears into their bye week with a 4-3 record, after starting the season with 3 consecutive competitive wins. It would be nice to make a run. Let’s just hope for the best!

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Tags: Chicago Bears Chris Conte Devin Hester Greg Olsen Jay Cutler Major Wright Matt Forte Shea Mcclellin

  • Michael J Salmestrelli

    There were no serious injuries on the 2010 Bears roster that season. Your analysis would make sense without the injuries. A clearer link to the past is 2009 or 2011. Injuries were the issue. Are you basing all of this on a week 7 loss to the Redskins parallel? That’s weak

  • john graham

    I don’t buy this defense is that bad.That isn’t what I saw at the season start.Mel only coaches try to get Ratliff I still say one player can and will turn these guys around.With some rest and a little healing these players will surprise you but not me.Leave Blake on special teams where he shines. Play Greene and Jon with Anderson.Watching the game over Jon made plays and was off on a few which I expect Mel and him to fix.The pass coverage needs addressing do it Mel.