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Monday, November 23, 2009
Theme for these Bears? Predictability

By Jeff Dickerson

Adewale Ogunleye
Defensive end Adewale Ogunleye admits the Bears' inconsistency is getting out of hand.

CHICAGO -- Inside the locker room, the Chicago Bears know exactly why they are a mediocre 4-6 team.

"The lack of consistency is becoming unsettling and disturbing," defensive end Adewale Ogunleye said. "We're finding ways to lose. Just pick every man on this roster, watch their film, and they're finding ways to help lose the game. Look at my film. I'm up some games, I'm down some games. That's the way it is with all 53 guys on this roster."

The Bears are very predictable; they show glimpses of being good, then without fail, shoot themselves in the foot. It's almost comical.

Just take a look at the final two offensive possessions. The Bears got the ball back after LeSean McCoy's touchdown run, and Orlando Pace is whistled a false start. Then the defense stops Philadelphia with roughly two minutes left to play, and Corey Graham is flagged for an illegal block in the back.

One step forward, two steps back: The story of the 2009 Chicago Bears.

"This stuff is getting old, fast," Ogunleye said.

Every Bears fan would agree with that assessment.