1. Hester will always lack some key No. 1 characteristics
You can make an argument that two of Jay Cutler's five interceptions were Hester's fault, as one time he slipped coming out of what was a lazily run pattern and then quit on another mid-stride when the umpire interrupted a crossing pattern.
2. No return whatsoever ever on the Adams investment thus far
Early word out of Tampa Bay is that the organization was ecstatic to get rid of Adams and turn him into a second rounder despite all the money invested in him, so general manager Jerry Angelo has to be questioned for targeting yet another player with impressive measurables but suspect ability.
3. Screen-pass success proves Forte can get it done with room to run
Since Forte showed some shiftiness as a receiver out in space he should be able to do the same after taking a handoff, which is yet another indictment of an offensive line that continues to disappoint week after week.
4. Harris shouldn't need controversy to get himself fired up
If this is what it takes to get Harris ready to play these days, benchings and fines and being ripped by media and and fans alike, he stands even less of a chance to collect the balance of his $40 million contract.
5. Start getting prepared for 2010 because the playoffs are long gone
The Monsters of the Midway are only going to be favored in two of their remaining seven games, Week 13 vs. St. Louis and Week 17 at Detroit, so a losing record for 2009 seems inevitable at this point.
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