The tipping point for the Bears in their hope of staving off further disaster and defeating the Green Bay Packers was put in straightforward perspective by their coach last Monday.
Besides its obvious playoff implications, the Bears-Minnesota Vikings game on Sunday becomes a spot referendum on the first year of general manager Phil Emery.
Lovie Smith has a trademark style of responding to questions that he either thinks are stupid or just hard to believe.
The Bears' organized team activities pretty much have wound down. The next opportunity to get better will be the June 12-14 minicamp.