CTL: Will the Bears make the postseason?
If they make the playoffs are even if they were even if they win Sunday and finished ten and six and don't make the playoffs just sit those ten wins. Makes things a little more -- your front but. It becomes a much more typical off season for him if they do make the playoffs than if they don't but I think it is incisions did you think his decisions made on let me know I I don't I don't done. You'd I think his decision made on that -- one or any other position not -- -- I'm not one way or the other I'd say I believe Phil Emery knows right now you held a gun to his head he knows we still of his head coach yell it out. A stunning run to the Super Bowl I think yeah Hillary knows what he wants to do you. The question is. Does what Hillary wants to do and he do that without you know. The other inner politics -- go -- with the Bears you know the maccast is that the sign off on you know how much status Ted Phillips. Yeah we know this is an organization where -- the GM does have the sole authority to do things obviously says he does. But we've heard that in the past and hasn't been the case -- I'm not sure it'd be the case now I believe that he does we wanna -- so let's get our question not. Let the panel answer -- are CSN Chicago dot com poll question today is Jay Cutler. Bears quarterback of the future your choices are yes he has the big leagues they're the championship. Maybe -- have to -- -- -- -- -- no fill every need to trade him to start off the ball it's at Chicago dot com. Results later in the field. By asking that question how would you vote that. Against -- becomes a very. Easy option if things don't go while Sunday. Because then you can make the case that we just you know we've gone eight or nine years with this regime and whatnot. And now we just completely start from scratch and you know Cutler goes Urlacher doesn't come back you maybe make some other moves you know Devin Hester maybe doesn't come back -- there's a lot of lot of salary that you can probably. Move and just kind of start over. The question -- is. Who. Who's out there that that's going to be better because it fit for all his fault then again I don't think that he's an elite quarterback. But. What's the other option. You know why are you going to draft a quarterback in panic and and hope that he becomes the guy in the future do you get a stop -- that -- -- make. Yeah do you try and trade for somebody you know it would seem Diego beating wanna trade Phillip Rivers not a big Cubs don't play well let's early Cutler but I'm sure but. You know who's out there that you could reasonably guess that would be better. Yeah I would stick with them at least that when this contract one Morey yeah I would get when you. It's not like this season could put on his shoulders. Losing streak and he hasn't had a great offensive line he doesn't have the greatest quarter receivers after. Marshall so. -- keep. That's the thing it's like he is. What we had you know he's not the best in the league he's not even a top tier one tournament. But he's good and who who can get -- it's not like baseball you can't make a blockbuster trade was announced. You know separate themselves from a great quarterback northern trade Rogers the Packers -- through writers. Brady there -- guys and only their untreatable and those are great quarterback -- in their -- drafting. Doesn't need one to believe that they're going to -- you know the next Aaron Rodgers in the draft but -- if the Bears and we said this the other day on the show if the Bears had drafted Russell Wilson in the third round. They would never had the temerity. To make a change. And say well he outplayed Jay and -- pre season we're gonna plan they send Matt -- for 26 million dollars and put a third round pick in opening day. Maybe we can get them at -- -- -- yeah I mean you want when they gonna do with him he's pretty expensive back up now is their right to let him go you know. We're big guy ever had the temerity Lovie to do would Jim Harbaugh did. And that's an -- a Pro Bowl guy in Alex Smith who wind up beating greatest. And play Colin -- in a season where they think they're going to win a super bully had a little bit of an excuse with the injury to Smith then -- -- captain and yeah yeah a bit. There's a guy who might be available Alex Smith. Now temerity he's he's he's one step up from Kyle Orton and not a writer she's always gave me that -- do you temerity temerity to. At all -- all the -- who like -- call or go home and look at that sure about him that I'm going out on its -- -- So all right let's -- do you believe the Lovie Smith deal is not done yet whether I don't know gone. I don't you think I think fill every -- he has an idea maybe knows what he wants to do but again I don't think. Again I have no. Inner knowledge of how they work but just from history and just from what I read from people who -- cover this team that I don't think it should -- his call alone. I think he's gonna get it. Run by the McCaskey is horrible usually seem to look out they love love love thing you know it's -- that they already won that by them it's that much I don't know here's where I am at I have no idea I think where we don't give them enough credit -- -- we can't seem company up there. I really believe they've already had no meetings -- why did they bring him when. Yeah this is what I think we should do if we don't win -- this what it. Yeah why -- I would get me -- -- GM and force him to keep the coach and let's -- has won the coach to stick around the line then you don't always go interview they are so we GOK okay. We won't I don't care what more a year ago when -- -- -- the market who was the first team that signed him at midnight for the insane -- a must not guaranteed money right -- had a sudden there was a huge amount of upfront money Lovie and they can say warm or your humor here and I hope they get rid of -- -- -- He's got a future as a motivational speaker. But isn't it can be centers where Hollywood tour mr. personality that if -- here's another up and understand the -- It's. Some in office rays which kind of gives the Bears an out. Since -- be going into its finally here to contract let's say they do when and they do make the playoffs and lose in the first round OK so it's up in here. You offer him a one year extension. So Larry he's not going into his -- up dropping a one year -- you kind of give him a low ball offer to maybe put the onus on him. To reject and then make -- you don't make it a little more palatable from an ownership standpoint say okay look we made an offer he elected. But again I don't if you bring him back I don't see a lot seeing him back. Just for a lame duck here if if you're not willing to extend him. For another three year deal or whatever that you need to cut cutter right now and and -- a different direction bringing back in his lame duck here accomplishes nothing. I I agree to me. It's it's a fait accompli unless they make a post season run that we go to come and he's gone what do you think they're taking the fans and consideration because obviously if you see the polls on the station and in the on the Tribune poll -- anywhere -- -- outline how what's the -- for bear season tickets yes. Still -- it's -- I mean they've they've got a now that the public perception of Lovie is an all time low and that if they don't make the playoffs. It's going to be really hard but it did make the playoffs they wanna game just deprived and a public perception -- changes now I don't think so. I don't think so I think people are just so tired. And our poll -- and he -- that they don't sell off the yeah easier -- -- of this I grew up here yes they did. Do you want the Bears to win on Sunday make the playoffs or I told you they don't win and I geared to love he's out would you rather they lose to get real love. Now I have only because see that there is a true reveals hole on the website 54% of the 4% a bear dance floor and the first full -- the big show the -- he's out I had spun me. You always do worse he's no evidence that they make the playoffs they're discriminate it's one more week and they're gonna hit. Probably embarrassed that -- Francisco where they never play well and any time now let alone the playoffs. I mean it's. It's there's no hope to let what it's worth writing another argument as you go out to San Francisco Brian Urlacher can play your face your rookie quarterback in a playoff game. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- That means that they give him an extension. Then do you still -- the one. Well becomes a little bit of -- yeah I just believe that Phil Emery already knows what he's doing and it. Whether he's keeping him or whether he's getting rid of them that decision's already been made when he does so that they just bring him back. As a lame duck for one year I'd be surprised I just felt he had not a JAMA bring playoff to win one game or make the playoffs. Do they keep -- -- maybe she.
The CTL panel discuss if when all is said and done on Sunday will the Bears be headed to the playoffs? - 12/28