Originally written December 12, 2011 on Bears Beat:
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Marion Barber fumbled away the ball, the game, and the small hope of making the playoffs this season. How does one summon the strength to comment on the Bears’ heartbreaking, 13-10 loss to a mediocre Denver Broncos team?  My words are coming from a heavy heart and they will be brief and direct. The ultimate result doesn’t surprise me, I guess, considering I predicted a three-point loss for the Bears. Still, it doesn’t feel good to be right in this situation considering the Bears had the game in their grasp and they fumbled it away — literally. The easy thing to do is blame Marion Barber — and rightfully so — for serving the win to Tim Tebow and the Broncos on a silver platter by making not one, but two critical mistakes.  But he isn’t the only one to blame for the loss. Sure, he could have, and should have, stayed in bounds when the Bears were trying to run out the clock in the final two minutes of the fourth quarter while protecting a three-point lead. But the Bears defense, which ...
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