In his first season in Chicago, left tackle Jermon Bushrod helped Jay Cutler (and Josh McCown) turn the Bears into one of the top offensives in the NFL.
The most popular player in Bears town has not infrequently been the backup quarterback.
What our peers think of us typically means considerably more than what general population thinks of us. By that measure, the Bears should feel very respected by their NFL mates.
The backup quarterback sometimes is the most popular player in preseason Chicago. This year the No. 1 candidate for the job — Jordan Palmer — is perhaps the most questioned.
It's Memorial Day weekend, but I'm already looking at Labor Day weekend. After just getting out of that brutal winter, shame on me for these momentary thoughts that skip summer.