1. Turner should script the entire game when it comes to calling plays
But perhaps Turner should script all 60 or 70 plays per game as opposed to just the initial 15 – maybe then the offense wouldn't go into the witness protection program in the third quarter.
2. Good thing Tillman and Graham can tackle
Lots of Bears fans would like to see Graham starting full-time next season opposite Tillman, but that might not be so easy since it will cost $7.6 million in dead salary-cap space to cut the signed-through-2012 Nathan Vasher.
3. The running game isn't nearly as good as Forte's numbers suggest
It's no secret that the offense simply wasn't the same with Forte on the sideline, but subjecting him to as much punishment as the coaching staff did is a sure way to shorten his career.
4. Stop moving Manning around so much already
It's great that Manning has the physical attributes necessary to play more than one position and is enough of a team-first guy to always do what's asked of him, but jerking him back and forth from one spot to another and back again is only slowing his development.
5. Babich doesn't have the respect of his unit and might be deep-sixed
With another one of Smith's good buddies, fired Lions head coach Rod Marinelli, currently looking for a job, it's possible Babich could be the fall guy for Chicago not making the playoffs two years in a row.
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