There was a time when Brett Favre was more a scourge of Chicago than Mrs. OLearys cow. Then Lovie Smith came and the Bears owned Favre (6-2).
Then Favre left and darkness (spelled A-a-r-o-n-R-o-d-g-e-r-s) once again descended over the land. The Bears are 2-7 against Green Bay Packers teams led by Rodgers.
More worrisome is that it could be getting worse. Green Bays winning margins have been 7, 7, 10 and 14 over the last four games. The Packers have scored 10, 21, 27 and 35 points in those games, point totals having nothing to do with Jay Cutlers thumb or knee.
The problem for the Bears is that, unlike Favre, Rodgers is giving no indication of leaving.
Where Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints are engaged in a potentially damaging taffy pull involving a franchise tag as well Rogers made clear in an exclusive interview with Mike Vandermause up at the Green Bay Press Gazette that he doesnt see himself having Brees problems, or leaving.
I want to be a Packer for life and I dont see myself going anywhere else, Rodgers told Mike. I dont think the Packers would even get close to that.
When the negotiation time does come I have confidence in my representation and I know were going to do a fair deal, its fair for them and for me. And hopefully Ill feel good about it.
If he does, chances are the Bears and Chicago wont.