Chicago Bears are bad, but are not Cleveland Browns bad

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 31: Nick Kwiatkoski
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 31: Nick Kwiatkoski /

Chicago Bears are bad, but they are not the Cleveland Browns

There is no denying it. The Chicago Bears, in their current form and state, are a bad football team. 5-10 can tell you that. However, it is very clear that there is a large gap when it comes to talent, coaching and franchise stability between them and Cleveland Browns.

I know, that was kind of a compliment to John Fox. The fact of the matter is that the only way he could have handled a rookie quarterback worse is if he treated Trubisky like DeShone Kizer. Yes, Kizer is a second round pick, not the number two overall player. Still, Kizer, the third youngest quarterback to start Week One of an NFL season was also the quickest a quarterback has ever been benched to start a season. At least we do not have that guy making decisions.

Vic Fangio has helped build up a defense. Greg Williams has made excuses and played his draft picks in the wrong position. Jabrill Peppers, a linebacker in college is playing a similar role to Eddie Jackson.

Everyone came into today knowing this was the Browns one chance to win a game this season. They face the Steelers next week, and the Steelers need a win. However, the Browns came in and laid a complete egg, getting dominated from the first snap to the last.

The Bears had more first downs, better third-down success, more yards, less turnover and fewer penalties. The Bears at their current state are better than the Browns in their current state at every aspect of the game of football.

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All of that said, the Bears should get better. They are not bringing back John Fox, the Browns are bringing back Jackson. The Bears have a young nucleus of talent. The Browns GM just admitted he doesn’t think his team has any talent. So remember, when you are questioning why you are a Bears fan and saying same old Bears every week that it could be worse. You could be stuck in the pit of misery like the Browns. Dilly Dilly.