Snark! The herald angels sing:
And in the wake of his 10-catch, 107-yard game against a Bengals team that didn’t care from the start and had quit long before the end, Wright spoke up for his position group, swinging back at criticism that Bears receivers are lame.
“How do you know if you’re good or not if you’re only getting two or three targets a game?” Wright said. “If you watch somebody else’s games, Antonio Brown (of the Steelers) would have 15 targets and he’s great.
“You come to our game, we have two and (it’s), ‘Aw, the Bears need receivers.’ They don’t need receivers. When you balance it up, you see what our receivers do.”
Yes. Well. Brown has gone to five Pro Bowls and been named a first-team All-Pro three times. He also has played in a Super Bowl. Bears receivers aren’t even allowed to watch that game.
What most people see when they watch Bears receivers are a lack of separation, an inability to find the sticks on third down, and, oops, drops. You understand why a coach would refrain from throwing to such a group more than necessary.
Just look at the Bears’ first play after Eddie Jackson’s interception: A deep throw targeting Josh Bellamy. A deep throw targeting Bellamy despite his failure to get separation. And remember, coaches say Bellamy is in the receivers rotation because of his speed. Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk.
Markus Wheaton has more drops than catches this year. That’s some big-deal free-agent signing.
Dontrelle Inman is – wait, where IS Dontrelle Inman?
Wright gave the Bears a game Sunday. The best of the season. Good for him. Now do that more than once every supermoon or so.
Or better yet, someone other than Wright do that, period. Dare them.
Jordan Howard dropped another pass on the Bears’ first play, and while I love the Bears passing on first down, I can’t help but wonder who has worse hands — Howard, Wheaton or that right upright in Cincinnati.
Howard running another stretch play — is it a violation of NFL rules that the Bears’ injury list didn’t include Dowell Loggains’ brain?
Bears interim GM Ryan Pace was seen signing autographs for Bears fans before Sunday’s game, and I’m thinking, I wish somebody had handed him John Fox’s retirement papers.
Find someone who looks at you the way Fox looks at chances to make stupid challenges.
The Bears bet against Kyle Fuller this season. The Bengals bet against him Sunday. Fuller’s winning all over the place.
Bears fans surprisingly showed up for a 3-9 team in freezing weather in Cincinnati. Hopefully, they avoided Skyline Chili. If you’ve never had the stuff, imagine mother birds who chew food and then vomit it up for their young. With spaghetti.
The Bengals entered the game with the second-worst offense in the NFL, better than only the Bears. Sorry, but Bears fans who chose to travel to the game with no expectation of what transpired should donate their brains to CTE testing.
Wait, you mean Bob Costas wasn’t already in Cooperstown as a Ford Frick winner? Seriously, people.
Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin raced Zamboni machines in the parking lot. I expect Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane to duel in such a thing just as soon as John McDonough can find a sponsor.
What’s up, Dane Sanzenbacher?