You're not following me Ballin.
I am following you more than you realize. I actually agree with a lot of your thoughts on the team. I just disagree that you bail on your team when things are bad. And I also think if you do bail on your team, you don't come back in the future if things change. So IMO, if you bail now (which you have every right to do), then you do not come back in the future when they are good and be a Bears fan again.
They could start by firing Lovie Smith and Jerry Angelo, or cutting Orlando Pace
Doing any of these 3 things at this point in the season is not going to do anything to help things. Perhaps all 3 need to happen, but you don't do it in the middle of the season, you wait until the end of the season and make the appropriate changes.
Does anyone believe its mere coincidence that Benson left Chicago and went from bum to possible Pro Bowler?
Benson had to be cut from the Bears, there was no other choice. More than likely them cutting him and putting him on the junk pile was the motivation he needed if he was ever going to change.
How about Cutler being a Pro Bowler in Denver, then when he leaves he leads the league in INTs and is the goat of the team?
Last year in Denver he had a lot of the same problems he has here in Chicago. He is not going to be the QB he can be until they put a decent OL around him. I do not regret the Cutler trade one bit. It was the right move and I still think it will pay off.
How about Chris Harris? Traded him away, arrogantly, because we thought we had it all figured out. Wrong. Our Free Safety position is awful, and he has been great for the Panthers. How about Mark Bradley? He left Chicago and now is a good #2 for the Kansas City Chiefs.
Saying Harris has been "great" is a stretch. He has been decent, it is not like he has turned into the best Safety in the NFC or something. Bradley? Do you really want him back? He is #2 on KC...KC...the same KC that is worse than the Bears. Come on LC.
How about firing Ron Rivera and trading Thomas Jones?
Rivera was a good DC when they had talented guys playing on the D side of the ball. He would be no better of a DC now than Babich or Lovie or anyone else.
Letting go of Thomas Jones was a problem, but they had to make a move it was either Benson or Jones and they had to give their top draft pick a chance.
I am a football fan first and foremost, and I won't be a fan of utter stupidity and failure. I can't be. It's disgusting. It's sad.
The Bears have been bad, but they are no where near as bad as you have painted here. Cleveland, Detroit,Oakland, KC, St. Louis, Tampa, Carolina, Washington, and Buffalo are all worse than the Bears.
I am disappointed in this season and I am ready for Lovie to be fired and bring in a new coaching staff. But I am not going to bail on my team. The picture is not as bleak as you make it out to be. Angelo has made some mistakes, but so has every GM in the league. He has also made some good moves, like the Cutler trade that NO one thought would ever happen. Things change in the NFL quickly and if they bring in a new head coach and a new staff, things can change. There is talent on this team, and Angelo has had success in picking later in the rounds.