Thursday, October 27, 2011

Suck for ???

Now that the Bears have put themselves in position, albeit tentatively, to make a run at the playoffs, I'm conflicted. Martz appears to be trying to save his ass, if not the team's fortunes, by once again focusing on the running game. He did the same thing last year after Lovie presumably threatened him to change or be sent packing where his eventual career in D3 college football awaits. Luckily some poor D3 college QB's health was spared as Martz started calling running plays. He's trying to stave off dorm food once again, but these will be the last nine games Bears fans will have to endure with Martz as the offensive coordinator.

If Martz does stop trying to selfishly improve his resume by sneaking in a doomed trick play or bizarre play call sequence of pass, pass, pass, pass, pass, pass, pass, pass, pass, pass, maybe the offense can ride Forte into the playoffs while Martz is muzzled and wrapped in a straightjacket. It will also require a consistent defensive effort similar to the last two games and savvy play by Cutler, but it is conceivable the Bears sneak into the playoffs at 9-7. This scares me. I love the Bears, and my mood is markedly improved following wins, but I just can't see how this group of misfit players, coaches, and management can build a championship caliber team. A fringe playoff team every few years--maybe (as long as Urlacher, Peppers, and Hester are productive). But a championship team? Nope, don't see it.

Since the Bears are not among the dreck of the NFL, they have excluded themselves from the "Suck for Luck" sweepstakes. Short of actually wanting the Bears to lose, but rather wanting a total regime change after this season, who do you want the Bears to "suck" for? I'm leaning towards Cowher...

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