BEARS DESERVE MORE RESPECT
Over at the worldwide leader (in clutter and ads), Gene Wojciechowski writes/rips on the Bears.
“Have you ever seen a more dysfunctional, less-impressive 12-win team than these guys? Frauds don’t clinch a first-round bye as early as Game 14. But they’re also not the NFL’s best team. Or second best. Or third. Or fourth. Or maybe fifth. “
It’s asinine to even argue that there might be 5 teams better than the Bears in the NFL. Wojo laments about the Bears game against the Bucs on Sunday and even asserts that Dennis Green was correct about the Bears in his famous “Crown Them” rant. Wojo fails to mention that the Bears were up 21-3 in that game and obviously played as if the game was in hand. So they let them back in. And still won. Yawn.
After a lame attempt at humor regarding the Tank Johnson situation, Wojo writes, “Anyway, the more I watched, the more I realized how flawed and fragile this team is.”
That’s some acumen right there. Or not. Every contender has flaws and every contender has played bums. The Chargers beat the Raiders twice. The whole column is based on and filled with rationalizations. “I know the Bears are 10-0 in the NFC…but.” Save that garbage. And save your many Tank Johnson references. The Chargers have a guy out because the police shot him and their best defensive player was suspended for steroid use. Had I the time, energy or just thought it to be worthwhile, I could go down every team’s roster and find idiots.
How about the facts? The facts are the Bears are 12-2 with home field advantage all through the NFC playoffs. No team has allowed less points in the NFC and only the Chargers have scored more in the entire NFL.
Wojo says the Bears “need to admit they have a problem”. No they don’t. They have the same problems as every other team. It’s ridiculous that because Grossman had a few bad games the Bears don’t get the respect they deserve.
When you go cover the Super Bowl Wojo, bring some of those wet wipes for Philip Rivers. He’ll need to clean himself repeatedly after he see what the Bears have for him. And save a few for yourself to wipe all that egg off of your face.