TELANDER: Close game against Falcons might not mean anything for Bears

13 Sep , 2017 Sports

If quarterback Mike Glennon and the Bears had made one makeable play as time was expiring Sunday against the Falcons he — and they — would be heroes.

Instead, the Bears lost 23-17 and are 0-1. And Glennon and his mates are in dubious waters. Make that shark-infested waters.

There is no sympathy in the NFL, and fans who think this close call against the Super Bowl runners-up from last season means the Bears must be on their way to better things might be badly mistaken.

Teams in the NFL can lose close games forever. Superstars win you the nail-biters. And the Bears have no superstars.

If I’m mistaken, please correct me.

OK, rookie Tarik Cohen looks like a difference-maker, but we need more than four quarters of NFL football to rate him.

The 2016 Bears were so dreadful — 3-13 — partly because so many players were injured. And now, after a single game this season, three starters are already on injured reserve.

This is pro football, and it’s all about hurting. But the Bears make you wonder if they’re on a collective suicide mission.

I wonder if somebody in a position of power might tell the Bears to start wearing more pads, to put on joint …read more

Source:: Chicago Sun-Times – Sports

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