In order to rationally think about the best course of action, one needs to concede that this decision has little to do with this season, and focus on the future.
have had many blessings in my life; the most important being the first. I was born into a wonderful family, and was lucky enough to grow up in a safe, comfortable suburb on the southwest side of Chicago. I have been very fortunate, and I am deeply grateful.
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New York has neither a proven, long-term running back nor the shutdown defense it thought it had two years ago. What happened to defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, who has gone from truly dominant to truly ordinary? What happened to the G-Men's lethal pass rush that won the Super Bowl just 20 months ago?
Jerry Rice shares some memorable moments from his illustrious 20-year career from the disappointing start of his rookie season to his three Super Bowl championships with the San Francisco 49ers.
What the hell is it going to take? I know a lot of you are demanding Todd Haley's and Mike Tomlin's head. But this seems to be a problem with the entire team and organization, fundamental to their core.
I really like Rex Ryan but he aspires to something he will never be -- a great head coach. Ryan is one of the best defensive coordinators in professional football but he will never find success running an NFL team.
Urlacher played his entire NFL career for the Chicago Bears until negotiations for a new contract failed at the end of the 2012 season. This prompted him to announce his retirement in May of 2013.
Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is under an even brighter spotlight after general manager Phil Emery's announcement that the team won't extend any contracts until after the season.
The franchise's all-time leader in tackles is out on the street? And then I remembered why one of the greatest Bears middle linebackers in team history won't be returning to Soldier Field in blue and orange in 2013. Brian Urlacher can't play at a high level in the NFL anymore.
After three offensive coordinators and soon-to-be two head coaches, Jay Cutler is the Chicago Bears "franchise" quarterback. He is the best quarterback the Bears have on their team.
It's certainly easier and much more fun to make commitments on behalf of others than for ourselves. It's in this spirit that I identify several key resolutions for 2013 and "voluntell" well-known figures to fulfill them.
The Bears offense under Jay Cutler has been ranked near the bottom of the NFL since he arrived in 2009. His continuing free pass in a city that chews up quarterbacks is mystifying.
As three point underdogs that do not even lose by a full point on average, Chicago covers the spread 56.1 percent of the time. With 52.4 percent needed to justify a wager, this would warrant a $39 play from a $50 player.
More than halfway through the season, we have a pretty good idea of who the powerhouses are. The road to New Orleans is looming upon us and we'll see what teams are on the fast track.