Kip: Bears 6-1 despite not playing their best football

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Kip: Bears 6-1 despite not playing their best football

The Bears have a problem most other teams would love to have -- they haven't played their best football, but still own the second best record in the entire NFL.

At 6-1, there is plenty of room for improvement, particularly on the offensive side of the ball.

So far the players themselves have been their own worst enemy. The unit has continually shot itself in the foot with dropped balls -- Brandon Marshall, Matt Spaeth and Devin Hester all had chances to move the chains and came up empty Sunday against Carolina.

Combine that with the penalties such as false starts and the Bears end up in too many drive-stalling third and long situations.

The passing game has suffered the most and currently rank only above Seattle and Jacksonville as the league's worst passing offenses. The good news is the issue for the Bears isn't talent, it's simply execution. If guys quit taking turns making small mistakes that add up to become big drive-killers, this offense should begin to produce.

The team has survived despite the lack of offensive touchdowns, but they may not be able sustain this current winning streak without the offense doing their part and producing touchdowns.

White Sox may have to deal with Francisco Lindor for a while, according to unlikely source

White Sox may have to deal with Francisco Lindor for a while, according to unlikely source

Sources have confirmed that kids really do say the darndest things. 

In a spring training game Sunday afternoon, 6-year-old Brody Chernoff, son of Indians general manager Mike Chernoff, spilled the beans on his dad's prospective moves. Goated by announcer Todd Hamilton, Brody said that his dad was trying to keep Lindor in Cleveland for seven more years.

On one hand, Brody's honesty rivals a young Abraham Lincoln. Not even Adrian Wojnarowski could cultivate a source so honest and to the point. On the other, his dad probably is a little shocked that contract offer leaks are coming from his own family. 

Either way, though, hearing that Lindor may be in Cleveland for a while is bad news for the White Sox. The 23-year-old stud shortstop has hit over .300 in his first two big-league seasons. So definitely not someone you want to have in your division for years to come. Oh, plus he's absolutely nasty with the leather. 

Cubs fans know all about Lindor's talents, too. The shortstop hit .296 in his first World Series and was almost a key reason the Indians captured the crown. Almost!

Watch the hilarious exchange in the video above. 

Fast Break Morning Update: Bulls explode offensively to beat Bucks; Blackhawks battle Lightning tonight on CSN

Fast Break Morning Update: Bulls explode offensively to beat Bucks; Blackhawks battle Lightning tonight on CSN

Here are some of the top Chicago sports stories from a busy Sunday: 

Tonight on CSN: Blackhawks look to bounce back vs. Lightning

Nikola Mirotic, Bulls show some moxie in road win over Bucks

Today on CSN: White Sox battle Dodgers in spring training game

From ‘When It Happens’ to ‘Where It Happens,’ Cubs mining next generation of talent

Will lopsided loss shake Blackhawks from their slumber?

White Sox rookie Charlie Tilson's foot could keep him out until late May

Joe Maddon doesn’t have any concerns about new Cubs closer Wade Davis

Nick Delmonico takes advantage of fresh start with White Sox

Cubs expect Ben Zobrist and Addison Russell to be ready for Opening Night

Owners to consider on and off field changes this week during NFL meetings