Hot Take Tuesday: First Place, Baby!

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 28: Jordan Howard #24 of the Chicago Bears breaks a 24 yard first down run against the New York Jets at Soldier Field on October 28, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Jets 24-10. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 28: Jordan Howard #24 of the Chicago Bears breaks a 24 yard first down run against the New York Jets at Soldier Field on October 28, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Jets 24-10. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /

Hot Take Tuesday: The Incoherent Rantings of a Belligerent Bears fan.

Hey, Chicago Bears’ fans, your team is in first place! You know what happens on Thursday? November happens on Thursday. What does that mean? The Chicago Bears will be in first place in November! When was the last time that happened? I don’t have a clue, but I can guarantee you Lovie Smith was the coach.

The haters are still out there, and they have two subject matters they just can’t let go. First, it’s that the Bears haven’t beaten anybody and are only sitting with a winning record because of their soft record. The Bears have four wins against teams with a combined record of 14-16.

Sure, that isn’t mean they are world beaters, but they certainly aren’t atrocious teams, and if you haven’t noticed, the Seattle Seahawks have beaten some good football teams. So that first hater topic is debunked.

Topic number two- Mitch Trubisky is terrible. I really don’t get how this is still an argument. Nobody is trying to say that Trubisky is Tom Brady, but I would think by now the idea that Trubisky is a bust has been debunked.

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Why as Bears’ fans must we be so quick to label? Why can’t we just sit back and watch a quarterback develop that may be something special one day? Mitch may end up being average, he may end up being good, he may end up being elite, but why do we have to rush to judgement? Stop it!

Right now, Trubisky is on pace to throw for 4200 yards, 34 touchdowns, 14 interceptions, 700 yards rushing and 5 rushing touchdowns. So the haters want to complain about a quarterback that’s going to account for 4900 yards of offense and 39 touchdowns? That’s where we are in our “I said Trubisky was going to stink and refuse to say I might be wrong” attitudes?

That would shatter every record in the Bears’ books for QBs. Let’s see how good this kid can get? We don’t know what his ceiling is, he could be near it right now, or he could be a sky’s the limit type QB. Just relax, fans and enjoy a young quarterback who might develop into something special.

A win is a win

Let’s first acknowledge something- the New York Jets are not good. Sam Darnold is in his first year and is struggling (wait, so he’s not Joe Montana-like immediately? I don’t get it, I thought that’s how all QBs should come into the league) and with the injuries the Jets had, it was a game the Bears should and did win.

What’s a positive is that the Bears didn’t do anything particularly well yesterday. The defense shut down the Jets offensively but didn’t look overly impressive. Trubisky wasn’t great by any means, and it didn’t matter, the Bears won and won easily.

That’s what a good (not great) football team does, they take the teams they are supposed to win and they get the job done. When I went through the schedule for this team at the start of the year, I had them at 5-2 at this point (I had the Dolphins game wrong), so overall this team is progressing well.

Now, there are still dopes that want to focus on the negatives about how the team didn’t play particularly well. Fine, live in negativity, for the most part, I’m not even acknowledging these clowns on Twitter anymore. They want to focus on the fact that Ryan Pace whiffed on Tayo Fabuluje, fine, but if this team makes the jump next year and is sitting at 6-1 at this point next year, I don’t want to hear from you next year either.

The Bears are getting better. They aren’t ready for a Super Bowl run, but they could win the division or they could grab one of the two wild card spots. I’m guzzling the Kool Aid, but that doesn’t mean I think this team is winning the Super Bowl this year, I am, what you call, objective. 10-6, that’s the goal. If they end up 9-7, it’s still a nice jump for this year. 10-6 gives them better than a 50-50 shot to make the playoffs. Shouldn’t that make Bears’ fans happy? For some, it does, for the haters, it’s what a bust Daniel Braverman is. We get it, you don’t. Here come the dopes invading the comments section again!

Quick Hits

  • Jonathan Bullard has basically fallen out of rotation completely. Bears will try to trade him but they may not have any takers.
  • Lenny Floyd had his best game of the year. Rushed a lot from Mack’s side, he may be far more effective over there. Curious to see what Vic Fangio does with him moving forward.
  • Nice to see Jordan Howard with a productive 4th quarter, that’s exactly how the Bears need to use him (and for him to perform) moving forward this season.
  • James Daniels is definitely coming along slowly on blitzes and schemes, but when he knows what he’s doing, whoooooooo boy is he something.
  • Crossing fingers on Kyle Long. Bears are optimistic, but if it is serious, he may have played his last game in Chicago unless he massively reworks his deal.
  • Hopefully Adam Shaheen practices this week. Would be great if he could be on the field for either Detroit or Minnesota after the Buffalo game.
  • Don’t expect the Bears to trade for anyone of note. Don’t expect the Bears to trade anyone of note either, Bullard would be the only guy I could see, and even that’s a long shot.
  • Buffalo up next. 5-3? That would be sweet.