Former Chicago Bear and WBBM Newsradio analyst Tom Thayer says a four-day rest is just what the veterans on the Bears need, as the team enters a bye week.
With the Bears on their bye week, Michael Lombardi of NFL Network joined The Mully and Hanley Show to discuss how the new rules formatting the bye week will affect Chicago.
Matt Bowen of The National Football Post and Chicago Tribune said it’s not just Meriweather who needs to change — it’s safeties across the board.
The beginning and end of the 2010 Chicago Bears’ season look like complete opposites. And the defining change during the season took place during a week the Bears didn’t play.
The Bears were rewarded for their 11-5 record with a first round bye in the playoffs and a home field advantage for this divisional round game. But according to ProFootballTalk.com’s Mike Florio, that week off could hurt them.
The Bears ended the season at 11-5, and winners of the NFC North division. As a result they were awarded the number two-seed in the NFC and a first round bye. One of the advantages of that bye is a week to rest and address weaknesses.
Despite two straight home losses, there are no bye week blues at Halas Hall.