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McNeil: Many Reasons For Bears Fans To Be Worried

Jay Cutler.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Jay Cutler. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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By Dan McNeil-

We have six more days to debate if the Bears offense can be as bad as Thursday night’s debacle in Green Bay would lead one to believe.

I’m going with yes, it can.

For the record, I’ve not been pushing Lake Forest propaganda. Of the nine-man Tribune football panel, my pick of a 9-7 finish and missing the playoffs were the lowest expectations of the group.

The biggest reason for doubting Team McCaskey showed itself early and often in Green Bay. We also were reminded of an even bigger reason this Bears team has been overloved.

The Bears don’t have a professional left tackle. Since Phil Emery didn’t do it in his first draft, soon he might begin a search for that “tackle vineyard” that escaped the vapid Jerry Angelo, his predecessor.

The Bears don’t have a quarterback who can play with poise when those around him are struggling. Instead, he gets the yips.

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