Rather than shutting it down in a lost season, Pernell McPhee insisted on playing through a shoulder injury and started Saturday. He didn’t last long.
MORRISSEY: John Fox's conservatism is bringing down Mitch Trubisky
Three quick notes from the Bears’ 20-10 loss to the Lions in Detroit:
But Stafford hit the jackpot when Jones got inside position on Jackson and won the jump ball for the 58-yard gain to the Bears 12-yard line.
If this season truly was about the development of Trubisky, he would have had the type of performance he did Saturday against the Lions weeks ago.
It wasn’t until the fourth quarter that the rookie was allowed to throw the ball around the field. Why not earlier and why not deeper?
The Bears finished with a season-high 13 flags for 97 yards — a field-position figure that, for practical purposes, should have been twice as bad.
The NFL end-zone celebrations this season are often more entertaining than the touchdown that put them there.
DETROIT — Random thoughts and observations while covering the Bears’ Week 15 matchup against the Lions at Ford Field.
DETROIT — Follow along with Saturday’s game with our pdates from the Bears’ game at the Lions:
Adam Shaheen was limited in practice all week with what the team called a chest injury. Coach John Fox said the rookie hurt it in the end zone
During his glory days with the Bears, Urlacher’s head was spotless and shiny, but now he said his newfound hair gives him an entirely different look.
With Quandre Diggs moving from nickelback to safety, Wright likely will match up with rookie Teez Tabor. That’s a match-up the Bears need to win.
Regardless of what Trubisky does in the final three games, his most significant “progress” is that he looks the part … of quarterback-of-the-future.