Are the Bears a good team?

Discussion in 'Sports' started by ccrobinson, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. ccrobinson

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    Bill Parcells once famously said that "you are what your record says you are." The much maligned Chicago Bears are 7-3 after shutting out the Fins last night. 7-3. Nobody is more surprised about Chicago being 7-3 than Bears fans are, especially after getting embarrassed by the Giants a few weeks ago.

    It might be time to start thinking of them as good. I expected them to finish at 7-9 or 8-8 and I now think that 9-7 is within reach. That may be good enough to get into the playoffs for a first round flameout, but for now, 7-3 feels pretty good.
     
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    Some are beginning to pile on, saying the Bears haven't played anyone. But you play the teams on your schedule. It isn't like the Bears made this schedule - the NFL did. They should feel no shame in being 7-3. Now, if they close at 7-9, fine, let the talking heads blast all they want. But 7-3 looks pretty good to me. So I think the criticism is unfair.
     
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    In a word, no. They are mediocre in a parity-ridden league, and if (or when) they make the playoffs, they will lose in the first round - guaranteed.*

    *Barring any unforeseen circumstance like if they played the Packers in the first round and Aaron Rodgers is hurt - or something huge like that, which wouldn't surprise me considering the luck the Bears have had this season - e.g., getting to play the Dolphins on a short week against their 3rd string QB.
     
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    We'll find out when they play the Packers again...

    I expect that they may learn a lesson similar to Minnesota yesterday. :smilewinkgrin:
     

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