Their stars have to play like stars.
I heard that idea from a hockey coach decades ago during the playoffs, except he phrased it, "Our best players have to be our best players.''
Same thing, and no matter how you say it, the idea is critical for the Bears this week and the rest of the season, however long the season lasts.
In yet another offensive disaster against the
But no. The Bears' biggest name came up small. Maybe smallest.
Cutler’s inexplicable throw that was sort of aimed at
But Cutler wasn't alone among big names coming up small, and that's the problem.
You can argue whether the interception was Cutler’s fault or Hester’s, but you can’t fight the fact that Hester is not a wide receiver, no matter how stupid
But wait. There’s something worse. Hester hasn’t returned a punt or a kickoff for a touchdown in more than a year. The Bears paid Hester a ton of dough to be dangerous somewhere, anywhere. With the offense nearly the most laughable in the league, the Bears need special teams to score. They do have a special teams touchdown, but should Hester be outscored by
The Bears made a ton of other mistakes the way they always do against Green Bay and the way they have for the last six weeks.
The Bears obviously can't live with such stupid football from anyone, but when their stars fail, they've flushed millions down the toilet. Those guys get the big money to make big plays. Recently, it has been a big nothing.