When a player or coach doesn’t really show up during a Bear’s game, they get put on the Milk Carton. As most of you know, people’s pictures used to be put at the back of milk cartons when they went missing. So the Milk Carton for the Bears is more about who went missing or played terribly during the game.
It is going to take me a long time to recover from this game. I probably speak for most Bears fans in that case. The Chicago Bears are an enigma. One week one aspect of the team will be great, the next week that aspect doesn’t show up.
About 3 weeks ago, I was a camp counselor for 7 six year old boys. They were all completely wild, nearly beyond control. Whenever I would get 5 or 6 of them to settle down and listen, there would always be at least 1 kid who just wouldn’t pay attention or reek unnecessary havoc. None of them were consistently well behaved. As you can imagine, it drove my co-counselors and me to madness. I bring this up because I find the Chicago Bears to be very close to the same as these 6 year old boys.
Look at these aspects of a team; the running game, the passing game, the defensive line (pressure) the line backers (run stopping and coverage) the defensive backs (coverage), the safeties (proper angle taking, coverage) and the coaching. It seems like the Bears are able to line up about 4-6 of these football team traits pretty well week after week. The problem is, just as one of them starts to click, another one goes in the wrong direction. Take for example these past two games. Last week, the pass rush was there, but the run defense was completely absent. This week, the pass defense and run defense were both adequate, but the run game was not. It seems like the Bears cannot line up their abilities to play one solid game. And right when it looks like things are clicking? Turnover.