Found December 30, 2011 on Chicago Bears Weblog:
Six final thoughts before the merciful end to a Chicago Bears season that peaked with great drama, but ends as an extreme disappointment. 1. I’ll say it again, in my 33 seasons (God, I’m not that old, am I?) of watching the Bears, never have I witnessed one like this. Yes, in 1995 the Bears had their best offense since the 1940′s, started 6-2 and finished 3-5. But never have I watched a team start miserable, bounce back with five straight wins, then lose their top players and the final five or six games. It’s odd, because prior to the season I thought the Bears would finish right around here: 7-9 or 8-8. But honestly I didn’t see them hitting a pinnacle at 7-3 looking like they’d be a real threat in the playoffs then have the bottom fall out. Certainly a finger can always be pointed at Jerry Angelo for many blown drafts for which he is accountable. But there is no other team that could lose their elite quarterback and running back and continue to roll to the playoffs. Those ...

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