The Chicago bears already look like a five-alarm dumpster fire

The Chicago Bears are nothing if not kind.

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With the city agog over the Cubs and the likelihood that the most sad goodness fer streak in games may at long last end, the Bears have been sufficiently benevolent to guarantee there will be nothing to impede the gathering. There will be no diversions or extreme decisions to make come October on the grounds that the Bears beyond any doubt won't be worth viewing.


Only two diversions into the season, they are now a five-alert dumpster fire. The barrier has overlooked how to handle, the offense is in shambles, and quarterback Jay Cutler left Monday night's misfortune to the Philadelphia Eagles with a damage on his right side (tossing) thumb.

Safe to say, mentor John Fox's second-year turnaround enchantment seems to have run out.

"Clearly it looked terrible," Fox said after a 29-14 crush that was considerably more unbalanced than the score demonstrated. "We are able to do better. We must improve."

It is difficult to do much more terrible.

Losing to the Houston Texans in the season opener was sufficiently awful. Yes it was out and about, yet the Bears had a final quarter lead against a group with another quarterback, new running back and an exceptionally restricted J.J. Watt.

In any case, this? There was no pardoning this.

The Bears were a hopeless 1-7 at home a year ago and enhancing that imprint was a need in the offseason. This amusement ought to have been a gimme, given that Philadelphia was moving into town with a new kid on the block quarterback, one who was pushed into the starter's part just two weeks back after the Sam Bradford exchange.

But the Bears were stuck in an unfortunate situation from the get-go. They went three-and-out in the principal arrangement, with Cutler getting pounded on the second play. The second time they had the ball, Connor Barth slammed a field objective endeavor off the left upright.

That would be the same Connor Barth acquired after the Bears mysteriously disposed of Robbie Gould, the establishment's driving scorer and its most solid player for the vast majority of the most recent decade. (This likely isn't an ideal opportunity to call attention to that stalwart running back Matt Forte, who was given up in the offseason and marked with the New York Jets, is No. 2 in the NFL in hurrying yardage and is tied for the association lead with three TDs, is it?)

The offensiveness snowballed in the second half, when Cutler was strip-sacked and exasperated an officially sore right thumb. He stayed in the diversion after specialists analyzed him on the sideline, yet it was clear he was battling when the following pass he tossed went into the soil.

On the primary play of the following arrangement, he submitted the cardinal sin of diverting from his back foot and was picked off by Eagles linebacker Nigel Bradham, who gave back the ball to the Chicago 2-yard line. Philadelphia punched it on the following play.

"I don't have the foggiest idea, yet it's not where it ought to be. That is distinct," Cutler said of the battling offense. "I think everybody is most likely somewhat shocked what happened amid that amusement."

The protection didn't have much to boast about, either. Wentz completed without a capture attempt or a mishandle — no little deed for a new kid on the block quarterback playing his first amusement out and about before a national group of onlookers.

Nothing unexpected, then, that Bears fans were setting out toward the ways out with 10 minutes still left to play.