Originally posted on borisdiawtime.blogspot.com  |  Last updated 3/2/12
Chicago Bears 2011 Record:  8-8 PPG For: 22.1 (17th) PPG Against:  21.3 (14th) 2012 Cap Number:  $101,887,741 Draft Position:  #19 Pick

This may come across to you as being rather self-indulging, but I feel almost certain that I singlehandedly caused the Bears to collapse last season. I spent all of 2010 talking about how “fraudulent” the Bears were. Then I spent all preseason talking about how the Bears were “sure to regress” in 2011. I mean, I was so sure that the Bears weren’t actually good that I might have been willing to wager a body part that they’d miss the playoffs. But then the Bears won 5 straight in midseason, including a stretch where they took down Philly, Detroit, and San Diego in successive weeks. Jay Cutler was playing extremely well, Matt Forte looked like an MVP candidate, and the Bears seemed destined to cause more trouble in the playoffs. And then it happened…I jumped on board. And that, dear Bears fans, is what killed your season. Cutler and Forte’s injury – on me. Marion Barber going out of bounds and then fumbling – well, that was Tebow, but you get the point. I apologize for killing coming over to your side and consequentially killing your team. My bad.

Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Lee: Celtics will turn heads, have similarities to Warriors

Rex makes players do push-ups in practice after penalty calls

Weeden compares QB situation to 'backing up Derek Jeter'

Matt Hasselbeck went to E.R. with illness on Tuesday

Calipari on 2015-16 Kentucky basketball team: ‘We stink’

Reports: Andrew Luck out against Texans


Rodgers on INT-free season: ‘I don’t think it is’ possible

Tyrann Mathieu: Lions may not know their own offense

NHL awards predictions for the 2015-16 season

WATCH: Maple Leafs use first coach's challenge, win

Ex-Patriot Jeremy Mincey: I'll respect Belichick 'until the day I die'

Cubs dominate Pirates to advance to NLDS

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Rex makes players do push-ups in practice after penalty calls

Weeden compares QB situation to 'backing up Derek Jeter'

Pirates fan dresses as Steve Bartman, fails to curse Cubs

LeBron takes in-game selfie with fans in Cincinnati

MLB postseason power rankings

NHL awards predictions for the 2015-16 season

Quiz: MLB pitchers with 100+ career postseason strikeouts

Top storyline for each Week 5 NFL game

Which teams have underperformed or surprised in 2015

The six NFL players most likely to be traded by the deadline

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker