Bears weak? So is NFC

Bears weak? So is NFC

There are 16 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Nov 6, 2007, titled Bears weak? So is NFC. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Tuesday's two-minute drill ... Preface any Bears playoff talk with the understanding that they are a team without a strength.

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melvinowens

Milwaukee, WI

#1 Nov 6, 2007
"maybe a change of scenery might help grossman"-this statement was made by the houston texans about david carr, and the detroit lions about joey harrington. they've had their scenery and they still suck-just like grossman will if he goes somewhere else.
Michele

United States

#2 Nov 6, 2007
Once again David Haugh is off base. I don't know where he was on Sunday but I watched the Vikings, Packers and the Lions thanks to Direct TV. All three teams looked great and played even better. The Bears, in comparison, look like a high school team. It 's embarrassing. The NFC is weak??? What planet do you live on Haugh??
Adam

Dover, DE

#3 Nov 6, 2007
Michele wrote:
Once again David Haugh is off base. I don't know where he was on Sunday but I watched the Vikings, Packers and the Lions thanks to Direct TV. All three teams looked great and played even better. The Bears, in comparison, look like a high school team. It 's embarrassing. The NFC is weak??? What planet do you live on Haugh??
I completely agree with you. How can you say the NFC is weak. Everyone is still waiting for the lions and packers to choke and lose their season, but it is the bears who have long lost theirs. Their done, its one season, some serious rebuilding needs to be considered. GO LIONS!
Matthew

Cicero, IL

#4 Nov 6, 2007
Adam wrote:
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I completely agree with you. How can you say the NFC is weak. Everyone is still waiting for the lions and packers to choke and lose their season, but it is the bears who have long lost theirs. Their done, its one season, some serious rebuilding needs to be considered. GO LIONS!
I've got to agree with this post, other than the "Go Lions" statement. The Bears simply are not good this year. last year I didn't feel they were that good either, but they were fortunate to avoid injuries and the NFC truly was weak, especially the North. This year, the Bears haven't had the same fortune. They've had injuries, and the teams behind them last year have greatly improved, in particular Green Bay and Detroit.
I'm not sure how being 3-5 isn't way behind 6-2 teams. That's a three game different AND Detroit owns any tiebreaker with the Bears. I'm sorry, but the Bears basically will have to go 7-1 to have a chance at the playoffs and that simply will not happen. Not with their schedule. Not with their team. Think about it, they play at Oakland, at Seattle, at Washington and Minnesota, and among teams they host are the Giants, Green Bay and New Orleans. Does that look like a winning streak to you? I didn't think so. The Bears are finished and were long ago.
Finally, the NFC, in particular the North isn't as weak as advertised. Take a look at how the North is performing against other divisions, as well as against the AFC and you'll see that.
Go PACK!
Nick

Mundelein, IL

#5 Nov 6, 2007
FEEBLE CONFERENCE? I don't think so - Green Bay is capable of beating any NFL team - and the Vikings are making a strong run --- this writer must have graduated from some online school in curling - not football
Da Bears

Elmhurst, IL

#6 Nov 6, 2007
The NFC is a very weak conference compared to the AFC. The Patriots embarrassed the Cowboys and they are supposed to be the NFC's elite.

Since: Oct 07

Chicago, IL

#7 Nov 6, 2007
I have to agree with the posters on this ... the NFC may be weaker than the AFC, but overall, if the Bears are going to make a run to the playoffs they are going to have a hard time getting out of the NFC North. The Packers, Vikings and Lions are all playing better football than the Bears. If the Bears struggle against Oakland, they might as well pack it in because I don't see either the Packers or Lions giving up much ground in the coming weeks. Top that with the Vikings playing well (they do have a great running back ... gee, I wonder what that's like) and the Bears go from first to worst.

Julius Jones ... whatever. Jarrett Payton ... for nostalgia's sake. If the Bears want to pick up a couple of mediocre backs to replace the ones they have, fine. It's the offensive line that needs replacements. Granted Benson blows, but with an aging front, no one will get yards ... even if they are a little bit more nimble than the slow-footed Cedric.
Bill

Sharps, VA

#8 Nov 6, 2007
I for one am tired of all the talk. Action speaks louder than words. The Bears need to stop talking and start showing what they can do. Otherwise, start making plans for the number one draft pick.
Nate

Chicago, IL

#9 Nov 6, 2007
Speaking of ex-Bear defensive players, I kinda miss Roosevelt Colvin. We may wish we had him back once we see our linebacker situation in 2008.
Kevin

United States

#10 Nov 6, 2007
lol, is this a joke? The Cubs and Bears Tribune reporters are the most biased in the business.

The Bears are pathetic and the Packers and Lions are anything but "weak."

They're better this year than the Bears, David. Face it.
dan t

Chicago, IL

#11 Nov 6, 2007
Hi,

What are u smoking junior?

Turn out the lights the playoff partys over friend.

This is team is pathetic.
Rex Grossman is our quarterback right Lovie?

Bye bye Lovie.
Tank is Back

Los Angeles, CA

#12 Nov 6, 2007
A inspired Green Bay team could ride a healthy and hot Brett Favre all the way to the Super Bowl and surprise anybody the AFC has to offer. The Bears are only need 8 or nine healthy defensive players, a solid running back ,a consistent QB and sharp head coach to match the AFC powers.
x Chicagoan

Georgetown, TX

#13 Nov 6, 2007
The Pack is Back! and Lions and Vikes are not bad either. On SUNDAY ALONE WE WERE 3-0 VERSUS THE"STRONGER" AFC

JONES SHOULD STILL BE YOUR TOP BACK, BENSON HAS HAD AN ATTITUDE SINCE COLLEGE.
donn

El Paso, TX

#14 Nov 6, 2007
After all the games Cedric Benson has proven he is not an NFL running back, when will Adrian Peterson and Wolfe get the chance to show what they can do. Why stick with what is not working? And it is time the receivers start running their routes correctly and catch the ball. Let's not always blame the QB. Blame Bears heirarchy for letting Jones go. Shows how much they know.

“Let's rock!!”

Since: Oct 07

Aurora, IL

#15 Nov 6, 2007
melvinowens wrote:
"maybe a change of scenery might help grossman"-this statement was made by the houston texans about david carr, and the detroit lions about joey harrington. they've had their scenery and they still suck-just like grossman will if he goes somewhere else.
Good comment! Does anyone in this town care what happens to Grossman after he leaves?? Besides Haugh I mean...why Haugh is so in love with Wrecks, I'll never understand. Compare Wrecks to Cade McNown, you'll see that they are very close in numbers (except McNown scrambled a LOT more!). Has anyone heard of McNown recently? Get outta here, Grossman!!
David

Highland Park, IL

#16 Nov 7, 2007
David Haugh wrote: "Despite the Bears' obvious shortcomings, professional due diligence requires pointing out that the weak-kneed NFC is the conference where bad teams only run out of time — but never hope.

Until mathematics does so, it makes little sense to completely rule the Bears out."

OK, but so what? How does making the playoffs-- or even the Super Bowl-- when the team doesn't have the personnel to compete at the top level benefit the team? Chicago sports fans all too often focus on "making the playoffs" as the goal of the regular season. So Chicago teams stumble into the playoffs as among the relatively best of a bad lot, and then gets blown out of the playoffs, often in the first round. Do you seriously think the Bears, even if they improve significantly in the second half of the season and make the playoffs, are competitive with the NFL's best teams? No way. There are glaring weaknesses across the board that any good team can exploit.

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