A Wonderful Season, A Bizarre Ending

| January 23rd, 2011

If someone told you in August that Jay Cutler, Todd Collins and Caleb Hanie would each take snaps in the NFC Championship Game against the Green Bay Packers…what would you have said?  I don’t know what my exact words would have been but they would have rhymed with “buck cough”. 

We’ll have weeks to discuss the severity of Jay Cutler’s knee injury.  Weeks to analyze Mike Martz calling an end around to Earl Bennett on a game-deciding third down.  Weeks, nay months, to criticize Lovie and Mike for having Hanie behind Collins on the postseason depth chart.  None of it matters now.  The Bears are out of the 2010 season.  That’s the truth.
I was proud today of the way the defense played.  Proud of how Caleb Hanie played.  Proud of this team.  Maybe I’m a few yards further from understanding Cutler…maybe not.  But for now…in this moment…I’ll stick with proud.  
But if Jerry Angelo doens’t add a few offensive linemen this offseason, there’ll be hell to pay. 
Fantasy Playoff standings on the B-side…  

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