1. All the switching of positions has killed the secondary
Joe Flacco of the Ravens threw for a career-high four TD passes in Sunday's 31-7 pasting and found wide-open receivers all day long, cementing the idea that Chicago's secondary is thinking in coverage instead of reacting – understandable considering all they've been forced to learn from one spot to another.
2. Turner has no imagination on offense in specialty situations
An offensive game plan needs to be progressive in nature, calling certain plays early knowing all the while you're going to run counters off those same plays later to further confuse the defense, but Turner gives the impression that he makes calls at random with no big-picture thinking whatsoever.
3. Harris is the first of the big-name players that needs to exit
Not only has Harris sufficiently proven he'll never again be the player worthy of that $40 million contract he signed in the summer of 2008, but the seismic shift in his personality – the fun-loving character Chicago once knew is gone – makes it all the more justifiable if the front office declines his $2.5 million roster bonus this offseason.
4. Maybe Cutler needs a Marshall-like target to succeed
If Cutler is going to get tunnel vision from time to time and only trust one receiver on game day, Chicago is in trouble because there isn't anyone on the roster even close to resembling Marshall.
5. Smith could very well be let go despite Friday's report
Angelo is obviously feeling the heat himself since this roster looks talent-deficient each and every Sunday, so those radical changes Bears fans have been clamoring for week after week could very well be on the way.
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