The Chicago Bears know they are in trouble. With a record of 7-5, they are still very much in the thick of things for an NFC wild card spot. However, they are without Jay Cutler for possibly the rest of the season and Matt Forte for at least the next couple of weeks. Without their starting quarterback and a running back that accounts for nearly half of their offense, the Bears are going to need their defense to come up huge over the next few weeks. The first challenge will be stopping Tim Tebow and the Broncos, which Chicago doesn’t seem overly concerned about doing.
“No, I will be frickin’ pissed,” linebacker Lance Briggs said on Thursday when asked if he would be embarrassed to lose to Tebow. “(Tebow) is one heck of a football player and we’re going to have to stop that crap.
“Cam Newton’s a better athlete, faster.”
According to ESPNChicago.com, Briggs also said that stopping the option isn’t “rocket science.” Brian Urlacher added that Tebow is “not Michael Vick.”
Seeing as how the Packers still remain on their schedule in Week 16, Chicago is in desperate need of a win. With Caleb Hanie under center and the option offense on the other side, the Bears defense needs to turn Sunday’s game into a low-scoring affair. Apparently they believe having success against the Broncos starts with giving Tebow about as much respect as Joe Theismann gave him on Wednesday.
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