That’ll do it. Curtains close. Turn off the lights. The Bears’ season has come to a conclusion.
It was fun while it lasted, and even though the Bears finished with the 9-7 record I predicted in the preseason, they did surprise some people with some of the things they’ve managed to do.
In this game, the Bears’ defense was truly exposed for how weak it is. Numerous missed assignments from the young players in the secondary and just a miserable end to a season of poor defensive line play allowed a mediocre Texans team to do whatever they wanted to do.
I don’t have much else to say about this game other than the offense flopped after a promising first quarter. There’s a lot of work to be done in the off-season, and we’ll get into the issues needed to be addressed in the coming weeks and months ahead.
But for now, the biggest item needed to be addressed — and I don’t think there’d be much debate from anyone — is not a single position or coach on the team. It’s the scouting and the decision-making on talent, which has been poor for far too long now.
Let’s hope Jerry Angelo makes the right decisions this off-season and brings in the right talent to get this team where it needs to be.
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