Chicago Bears: 5 players who belong in the Bears ‘Hall of Shame’

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With the idea of a Hall of Shame being brought to my attention by Dean Jones’ Carolina Panthers Hall of Shame, I decided there has to be a Chicago Bears edition, right?

So, while I’m a bit younger, this Hall of Shame might be a more recent sample, rather than bringing in guys from the 70s, 80s, and 90s. This will be more of an attack at the last few decades since that’s about how long I’ve been here.

Not every day do you get to go rummage through the garbage of an incredibly history-rich organization, but today, that’s exactly what’s being done.

Which players deserve to be inducted into the Chicago Bears Hall of Shame?

The qualities I set out for weren’t anything crazy. I set the parameters around players that made a drastic impact on the Super Bowl course that each franchise sets sail to achieve on a yearly basis, barring the idea that teams tank for better picks. If the player was just not good, that might not be enough to get them into the Hall of Shame, just like how some players were pretty dang good and aren’t in the Hall of Fame yet.

I just had to get that out of my system real quick because, while I really wanted some players to represent the Bears Hall of Shame, their resumes didn’t stack up; and I’m sure there are others that feel the same way about certain players. If by chance a player didn’t get inducted this time, there’s always next year.

Now, for those that prefer to look at the glass half-full, that might change for the next few minutes, as it’s time to look at the Chicago Bears Hall of Shame over the past couple of decades. This should be a good exercise for Bears fans to remember their humble beginnings- or at least humble “not-long-agos”- as things are beginning to trend upwards for the Chicago Bears. However, it just goes to show that, while the Chicago Bears are rich in NFL history, there are plenty of blemishes on the epidermis of this franchise.