Thoughts From the Bears Beating in Minnesota 36-10

With the taste of today’s Purple Pounding still fresh in my mouth, I had to share my growing list of frustrations with the rest of Bears Nation. Okay people, let the healing begin…

When your pass rush can’t rush the passer and your O-line can’t open a running lane or protect your franchise QB, you’re in trouble. Good teams are built up front. The Bears have a lot of work to do in these areas in the offseason — and no 1st or 2nd round draft pick to address the needs.

This team’s inability to convert 3rd-and-one situations over the last 2 years is flat out ridiculous. But I guess Ron Turner deserves some credit — at least he didn’t try that horrible fullback dive on Sunday.

In the last month, the Bears have allowed opponents to score 45, 41 and 36 points. It’s obvious neither Babich nor Lovie can coach these guys up. How ’bout Ron Turner? He’s seen a lot of defenses tear up his offensive gameplans, and I’m sure he’s retained a thing or two from those beat-downs.

Is it just me or is Lovie Smith the worst coach in NFL history…when it comes to replay challenges. There was no way the Johnny Knox fumble on a 2nd quarter kickoff return was going to be overturned. Guess it just proves the old adage, desperate times call for desperate measures.

Speaking of desperate…if Lovie preached to his team this week – and at halftime of the game itself – that this was a must-win game, and you still get smoked by 26 points, how in the hell do you think the players will respond to your pep talks over the final 5 games!

Your over-the-hill left tackle is getting manhandled by one of the league’s best pass rushers. Ever consider giving the old dude some help? Perhaps in the form of your 6-7, 262-pound tight end (Kellen Davis)?

The President of the United States of America is a Bears fan. Surely he could veto the Gaines Adams trade, right?

Maybe I’m being too hard on these guys. Allow me to channel my inner Lovie and end on a positive note: The Bears shut the Vikings out in the first quarter. Who cares if Favre threw a TD on the 1st play of the 2nd quarter.

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