Sacks have Bears headed toward Desolation Row.
Six more sacks to a battered quarterback Sunday left me speechless after the Bears lost to Seattle. So I listened to Bob Dylan on the drive home from Soldier Field.
Then again, I also listened to Dylan on the drive to Chicago. I always listen to Bob Dylan. Still, it got me thinking, what would Bob Dylan say about these hard-to-figure Bears? Bob is never at a loss for words. For example:
Julius Peppers celebrates his $91.5 million contract by drinking 25 bottles of French champagne with his friends at $350 a bottle.
Money doesn’t talk, it swears.
The Lions stop Matt Forte four times from the 1.
Strap yourself to a tree with a root, you ain’t a going nowhere.
The Bears win their opener when the refs say Calvin Johnson dropped the ball in the end zone.
You never ask questions when God’s on your side.
Hunter Hillenmeyer is lost for the season with a concussion.
Tolling for the aching ones whose wounds cannot be nursed.
The Bears, belittled even in victory over Detroit the week before, respond with a convincing upset in Dallas.
Come writers and critics who prophesize with your pen. ... Don’t speak too soon for the wheel’s still in spin.
The Bears then upset the Packers, who had been hailed as the NFC’s Super Bowl favorite.
And like Goliath, they’ll be conquered.
Jay Cutler gets sacked nine times in the first half in New York.
Look out kid, you’re gonna get hit.
The Bears run over Carolina, but backup quarterback Todd Collins becomes Public Enemy No. 1 when he throws four interceptions.
I wish that for just one time you could stand inside my shoes. You’d know what a drag it is to see you.
Mike Martz keeps throwing and Jay Cutler takes six more sacks against Seattle after returning from a concussion.
How can the life of such a man be in the palm of some fool’s hand?
The Bears struggle to explain their NFL-worst 17.6 third-down conversion rate.
Because something is happening here. But you don’t know what it is.
Brian Urlacher returns to Pro Bowl form for the first time in four seasons.
I was so much older then, I’m younger than that now.
Mike Martz goes from genius hero after Week 3 to reckless villain after Week 6.
You say you love me and you’re thinking of me, but you know you could be wrong.
Did Lovie Smith let Martz abandon the running game too quickly?
Don’t have the inclination to look back on any mistake. Like Cain, I now behold this chain of events that I must break.
If the Bears don’t admit mistakes and fix their NFL-worst 27 sacks, what do they say to Cutler?
Just how much abuse will you be able to take?
The Bears (4-2) still lead the NFC North, but the optimism from their 3-0 start has vanished.
Yesterday’s just a memory, tomorrow is never what it’s supposed to be.
Lovie says not to worry. Trust him. Tomorrow will still be great.
The trail is dusty, the road it might be rough, but the good road is a-waiting, and boys it ain’t far off. Trails of troubles, roads of battles, paths of victory, we shall walk.
Fans don’t believe Lovie. They grow restless when Chicago has converted three of its last 40 third downs.
When there’s too much of nothing. It just makes a fella mean.
What happens to the Bears if Cutler suffers another concussion?
The only sound that’s left after the ambulances go is Cinderella sweeping up on Desolation Row.
And what happens to Lovie Smith and general manager Jerry Angelo if the Bears miss the playoffs for the fourth year in a row?
You don’t need a weather man to know which way the wind blows.
No, you don’t.
Matt Trowbridge can be reached at 815-987-1383 or firstname.lastname@example.org.