The Chicago Bears replaced the face of their franchise with a mug shot.
The Denver Broncos misplayed a game of chicken with one of the NFL's top pass rushers.
In the process, both teams will spend the entire offseason being second-guessed for decisions that resulted in the respective departures of middle linebacker Brian Urlacher and outside linebacker/defensive end Elvis Dumervil.
Let's start with Dumervil, who reached a contract agreement Sunday with the Baltimore Ravens. As much blame as agent Marty Magid has taken for reportedly botching the contract restructuring that would have kept his now-former client in the fold, Denver is the one that opened itself up to losing Dumervil by trying to cut his salary in the first place.
It's understandable that the Broncos didn't want to pay Dumervil his scheduled $12 million base salary despite the fact he had 11 sacks last season and is still in his football prime at age 29. The figure is a lofty one and was part of a lucrative contrac...