Six thoughts going into a third non-football Sunday in a row for me.
1. What are your thoughts on the suddenly-challenging matchup at Philadelphia? Following the Eagles’ four losses that dropped them to 1-4, this looked like a game to laugh at. Now after two impressive wins, the Bears’ week nine opponents look like they could be the “dream team” that was expected. I’m out of the predictions business. I’m hoping for the best but as always, concerned about the worst.
2. Matt Forte was chirping again this week about his contract situation. I’m amazed by Forte’s performance this year and glad to have him. If the Bears don’t sign him to a lucrative longterm contract with tens of millions in guarantees, they can use the franchise tag on the running back for two years. If this happens, in two years Forte stands to make over $17 million. For that reason, I’m starting to get sick of hearing about it. I know he risks injury every week, but life can be a LOT more cruel than the