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The 2007 and 2008 Chicago Bears: What Went Wrong?

Published by on May 24, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

For Bears fans, 2006 was an unexpectedly awesome season which far surpassed even the most ambitious fan's expectations.

Following the Bear's loss in the Superbowl, we were given the message from coaches and players to keep the faith and expect the Bears to be one of very few teams to avoid a 2007 "Superbowl hangover" (the Superbowl's losing team almost always misses the playoffs the following season).

Of course, due to a variety of factors, the Bears had forgettable seasons in 2007 and 2008, missing the playoffs both seasons.

Perhaps more frustrating than the losses is the reason for the losses: blind post- Superbowl arrogance on the parts of coach Lovie Smith and GM Jerry Angelo. In the two seasons follo...

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