Posts Tagged ‘Chicago Bears’

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has a problem, a big one. What happened on the sideline last Sunday in the freezing cold of Chicago, as his Bears teammates struggled on the field, may forever taint Cutler’s career. I don’t think in all the years I have watched football that I have witnessed a player whose actions or better yet, inactions, were so grossly misunderstood.

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Coach worship is a virtual religion in this country. It’s a key pillar in our understanding and enjoyment of sports. The best example of coach worship might be the reverence we hold for the Green Bay Packer’s legendary head coach Vince Lombardi, who is perhaps football’s greatest coaching icon, and deservedly so. The Super Bowl trophy is named for Lombardi.

But rarely if ever do I read, watch or hear about real coaching excellence or genius when it comes to the assessment of minority coaches.

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Conventional wisdom mandated that New England’s heralded Tom Brady would easily outplay the Jets’ second-year quarterback Mark Sanchez. Conventional wisdom also had it that Bill Belichick could not possibly be out-coached by a guy who is now America’s most famous admirer of feet.

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