Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier confirmed on Wednesday that quarterback Josh Freeman has a concussion. If he can’t play on Sunday, Christian Ponder will get the start against the Green Bay Packers.
The loss hurts for the Bears, but the Cheap Jerseys Soccer China aftermath was much worse. Cutler is now out at least four weeks with a groin injury. Briggs will miss 4-6 weeks with a fracture in his shoulder. The Bears weren’t a great team heading into the game — they were already crushed by injuries and their deficiencies on the defensive line and in the secondary were clear as day. It stands to reason the one-two punch of losing your best offensive and defensive player in the same game will effectively end the season before it even had a chance to reach its halfway point.
The Bears accomplished plenty of good things this year, and there’s certainly reason for optimism moving forward. Marc Trestman was always a sneaky hire but now looks like a savvy one. He clicked with Cutler in a way no other Bears play caller ever has. The offense became the team’s identity for the first time maybe ever. The offensive line, forever Chicago’s Achilles heel under Lovie Smith, was totally rebuilt in one offseason and has played incredibly well. The Bears have given up the fourth fewest sacks in the NFL, a mind-blowing accomplishment given the dire state the unit was in a year ago.
But this is no time for silver linings. NFL football turns our country into a horde of compassionless lunatics because it always feels fleeting. Every game counts way too much, careers of stars can be altered on one down and the offseason feels eternal. That Chicago Cheap Jerseys Paypal Payment has to wait until next September for their team to get another fair shot the most disheartening thing of all.