Simms: Bears Are ‘Borderline Great’

(WSCR) When the Bears fell to the Lions 24-13 as the nation watched on Monday Night Football, some thought that was the final nail in the coffin in the 2011 season.

Since that embarrassing loss, however, the Bears have won three straight games over key NFC opponents.

“They’re not good, they’re borderline great,” NFL expert Phil Simms told The Mully and Hanley Show. “It just shows you, people get enamored with these numbers in the NFL. The numbers? OK, they’re awesome, but they don’t tell the story. Jay Cutler was fantastic on Monday night (against the Eagles). If you look at the numbers you say, ‘OK, they were good, they weren’t great, but he played great. The Bears have the formula. They’re close. It’s going to be interesting to see if they finish this out. I wouldn’t want to play the Bears in a big game, especially not at soldier field.”

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Simms also dished out some love to the at-times unlovable Jay Cutler.

“There are three quarterbacks that drive me crazy around in the NFL with the perception of them around this nation with all the talk shows and everything we see on TV,” Simms said. “Even the ex-players drive me nuts. Joe Flacco, Mark Sanchez and Jay Cutler — it’s never good enough. No matter what they do, it’s not good enough.”

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  • Mark, Sterling

    Oh great. Thank you Phil for your usual “kiss of death”

  • DaBUU

    I really dont want this pudd praising Da Beloved. Just stfu asshat.

  • Forrest Gregg

    You Bears fans are hysterical! You lose one game & the sky is falling. You beat a mediocre/overrated Eagles team & finally dont allow Cutler to get sacked & you all think you are Super Bowl bound! LMAO
    You guys are & will be DOMINATED by the awesome Aaron Rodgers & his mighty Green Bay Packers not only this year but for many future years to come! Cutler is NOT, I reapeat NOT in the same class as Aaron Rodgers! Rodgers is an ELITE of the ELITE qb’s in the NFL.
    Bears fans keep whining & crying about how if only Cutler has time to throw. Really? 2 short years ago, Rodgers was sacked 51 times, yes 51 times in 2009 & still was able to throw 30 Td’s with only 7 Ints & 4434 yards!!!!! Lets see Cutler do any/all of that with a QB Rating of 103.2!!!! Cutler is not in the same class as Rodgers! Only Brady, Peyton Manning & Brees are in the ELITE class! Cutler will NEVER be!!! Wise up!!! As the song goes, “THE BEARS STILL SUCK!”

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