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Pack Win Super Bowl, Don’t Blame Cutler

Posted by Decker on 7th February 2011

Fans of the Chicago Bears were let down this season. They lost in the NFC Championship, and they ended up watching their rivals, the Green Bay Packers, be crowned Super Bowl Champions. Many were extremely unhappy with Jay Cutler, who did not play in the second half of that game. It was reported that he had MCL sprains, and possibly worse, but details have been shady. However, Bears fans should not get on Cutler. There have been some cases in the past where athletes had unbelievable games where they played clutch games, while injured.

But if Cutler had toughed it out and played, would he have played well? The Bears even had a third-string quarterback play well and keep them in the game. If Cutler was in, there is no telling how good, or likely, how bad he would have done. Sometimes it may be better for top players to sit, instead of not playing up to par. Should we get on Charles Woodson’s case for not playing in the second half of the Super Bowl because of a broken collarbone? Of course not. Jay Cutler got the Bears to the NFC Championship, and he is not to blame.

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Bull Needs

Posted by Decker on 7th February 2011

The Chicago Bulls are 34-15, and playing very well. But come playoff time, there will certainly be trouble. The Boston Celtics, Orlando Magic, and Miami Heat all pose as serious threats to the Bulls. While their record shows that they could get to the finals, it will be tough. The Celtics always kick it up a notch come playoff time, as shown by last year. LeBron James and the Miami Heat will be hungry to get that NBA Championship. And the Magic have some aging players, and an extremely hungry Dwight Howard.

With the trade deadline coming up, it may be time for the Bulls to pull the trigger on a trade. Derrick Rose is a superstar, and Carlos Boozer is very good (when healthy), but the team could use another player. They have a great bench, and plenty of good role players. But packaging them for something better could be a possibility. As shown plenty of times by the Cavaliers, regular season success will not automatically translate to the playoffs.

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