Sometimes the issue is as much the medium as the message. And of course, sometimes it’s both, which is how the Bears’ current situation appears.
The pipe dream was that the Jay Cutler-Marc Trestman marriage could evolve into something within earshot of what Tom Brady and Bill Belichick have accomplished.
The Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers both won on Sunday to move to 5-2, meaning a two-game edge on the Bears with nine games to play.
Amid a dismal 27-14 loss to the Miami Dolphins, the Bears were left in a complicated state of rage, uncertainty, frustration and nearly every other negative emotion.
When the Bears fell to the Green Bay Packers, overshadowed by the Aaron Rodgers Experience was the fact that the Packers, with a very middle-of-the-NFL defense, never really stopped the Bears.