The Chicago Bears are who we thought they were against Arizona

Jordan Hicks #58 of the Arizona Cardinals sacks Andy Dalton #14 of the Chicago Bears during the second half at Soldier Field on December 05, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
Jordan Hicks #58 of the Arizona Cardinals sacks Andy Dalton #14 of the Chicago Bears during the second half at Soldier Field on December 05, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images) /

Abysmal offensive execution combined with lackadaisical defensive effort fused to create defeat for the Chicago Bears against the Arizona Cardinals.

The late, great Dennis Green is upstairs chuckling and saying for good measure that the Chicago Bears are exactly who we thought they were.

It wasn’t the Monday night game when Arizona blew a 20-0 lead and had Green ranting in a press conference. Instead, it was Arizona marching into Soldier Field and taking care of business 33-22, keeping the Birds (10-2) atop the NFC West and the conference.

On the other hand, Chicago (4-8) adds another loss to a season that is becoming bleaker than the soon-to-be-coming weather. To see just what the city of Chicago and the fans think about this team, look no further than the fan who couldn’t get his poncho on correctly, or maybe he was trying to cover his face more elegantly?

As it pertains to the thoughts, ask NBC Sports Chicago analyst Dave Kaplan about his view of the endgame press conference and the entire game itself. While his words may be harsh, they sound very honest.

"“We sound like such losers”"

Short, painful, but sadly accurate. Four interceptions by Andy Dalton, and even though there was a trick play that was, honestly, creative, the game was like the weather itself, a blur.

Granted, Dalton didn’t play as poorly as Rex Grossman did that night. But Grossman was bailed out by the defense. This unit, on the other hand, doesn’t; even compare to Brian Urlacher and Charles Tillman’s troops. The one player who had as much pride as that 2006 group, Khalil Mack, was on the bench after being placed on injured reserve for the rest of the season.

David Montgomery was a bright light. No question about it. 90 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries is pretty good, so he should feel good. But, like the competitor he is, he is certainly not happy with how the Bears have been performing.

Last Thursday’s Thanksgiving Day game showed just how low the team has regressed to while it resulted in a win. 16 points against the Lions, who just won their first game on Sunday against Minnesota.

The Chicago Bears are getting worse and worse by the week, and the light at the end of the tunnel continues to fade unless a change is made

What is it going to take for this team to change? It’s easy to say get rid of the coach and the players? But what will that solve? How about taking a look at those who make the personnel decisions?

A coach can only do so much, and a general manager can only work with whatever situation they are brought into. Yes, Ryan Pace has his flaws by giving up too much draft capital and being too aggressive at times, often panic-minded. However, he does find good talent late in the draft, as evidenced by players like Larry Borom, Khalil Herbert, Darnell Mooney, etc.

As it pertains to Matt Nagy, the fans made it clear how they feel, evidenced by the chanting at games, other Chicago sporting events, and yes, at his son’s football game, which is out of bounds and flat-out disgraceful. Even if they were to part ways with their coach, who can they get to come in?

This is an organizational problem, and it starts at the top. Even if Chicago were to win their remaining five games in a row, they would still be 9-8, and they do not have a first-round pick in the upcoming draft. Next up is a date in Green Bay in primetime on Sunday Night Football. At this point, can things possibly get worse?