In the midst of a disappointing season, many in Chicago contemplated what life would be like with Lovie Smith still at the helm and Josh McCown as the Bears starting quarterback.
When Mike Ditka returned to Soldier Field in 1997 as the head coach of the New Orleans Saints, coming out onto the field for the final preseason game, the ovation was enormous.
First overall pick: Adrian Peterson.
First pick (fourth overall): Adrian Peterson.
First pick (third overall): Adrian Peterson.
The only thing more humbling than the bumbling the Bears went through in weeks seven through nine would be if Marc Trestman's predecessor and the quarterback he chose not to keep were riding high,
Coming off a record-setting stretch of futility, it'd be easy to assume the Bears defense would be satisfied with Sunday's showing against the Vikings.