A Fan's Non-expert Take on Bears Week 16 Loss at Eagles

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Dec 22, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) talks with Chicago Bears quarterback Josh McCown (12) after the game at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Bears 54-11. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Is that supposed to make me think I can say whatever I want? I don’t know what’s best for our team. I certainly don’t know how to play better than one single player in the NFL. I have never been a coach. It’s the easiest thing in the world to watch someone make a decision on the football field or in life, see it not work out, and say that you would have gone another way with it.

I am still figuring out sometimes how to be a good Husband. I am currently doing on-the-job training as a parent of a 26 month old. Mistakes are how we grow. It’s a gift to make them whether it feels like one or not.

All of this brings me to my point. It would be very easy to distribute blame on the Bears at Eagles beat down on SNF. Why should I? However bad we feel as fans is compounded doubly by anyone that suits up in the NFL on themselves. I can imagine this because of how hard I am on myself.

The Jumbotron was all they needed. The “gift of pain” had already begun. When each of our Bears players looked up at the final scoreboard, and decided that they would never let that happen again.

I wouldn’t change one single mistake I’ve made in my life. They have made me who I am today.

Let’s not take this one away from our team. It is a gift you can’t put a price on.


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