Poor strategy from the coaches.
Two more key players hurt. And, king of all, more atrocious quarterback play.
On my way into the office today, I noticed at least one out of every three people in Milwaukee donning the green and gold in anticipation for tonight's Packers vs. Bears game.
On Mike Glennon's first pass attempt of the night, he did not feel pressure from the Packers' Clay Matthews - with a wide-open Zach Miller running free - and was strip-sacked. At some point, Randall left the Green Bay sideline, and a team spokesperson said he was not injured.
And if the Bears had hopes of Glennon regrouping and getting his team back into the game, those prospects seemed bleak when a botched shotgun snap on the Bears' second possession produced another fumble. The Packers again recovered.
Bears fans and veterans are fired up about the NFL.
They have yet to decide if he needs to go under the knife to fix his arm, so there's still no specific timetable for his return. At least not soon enough. "We don't have the power to be able to fire those players but even if we could, there is no way that we would listen to that". "I think it starts at the top". Rodgers, so far, has not been the Rodgers we know when it comes to holding onto the ball. Both teams are coming off of victories in Week 3 in dramatic fashion, with their games needing overtime to be decided. Aside from a sack by Pernell McPhee, the Bears rarely touched Rodgers. "Aaron's great outside the pocket just as well as in the pocket". Though you want your players playing through the whistle, this kind of play isn't exactly what you're looking for. Meanwhile, the Chicago backfield is carrying the offense with the eighth-best rushing attack and third-best yards per carry mark at five yards per.
They're not the only ones calling a foul.
The Bears next play on October 9 against Minnesota. And it got uglier for the Bears.