When a football team is 4-6 and looking forward to a January of watching the playoffs on television, playing for the future only makes sense. The Chicago Bears will never do this under coach Lovie Smith. They never have, and never will. Already, weÆre getting indications Smith will stick with his usual philosophy of winning as many games as possible rather than looking at some young talent. On Sunday night, running back Kahlil Bell stunned everyone with a 72-yard burst between left guard and tackle on his first Bears rushing attempt since being promoted from the practice squad as injured Garrett WolfeÆs replacement. It was stunning to see a running back actually stick with the blocking scheme and give it a chance to develop. Matt Forte has gotten into a habit of trying to cut back agains ...
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