What we learned from the Chicago Bears loss to the Saints

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Chicago Bears Zach Miller
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Thank you, Zach Miller

Zach Miller joined the Chicago Bears on December 30, 2013 when he signed a reserve/futures contract. He has battled injuries ever since, with his healthiest season coming in 2015. He has always been a player that has flashed great play-making ability, but just not the ability to stay healthy.

In the loss to the Saints, Zach Miller dislocated his left knee on what should have been a 25-yard touchdown. I really do not want to show you the replay of the actual injury. I am sure you saw it, but if not it will not be hard to find.

It was a great throw, and a great catch by Miller. Apparently, the referees believe that, on review, Miller did not maintain possession of the ball.

Even Dean Blandino said it was a bad call!

Referee Carl Cheffers explained the reasoning for overturning the touchdown. Here is his explanation.

“Obviously we are all familiar with the process of a catch at this point.” What a joke. They have absolutely no idea what a catch is. Now it is possible that the last play of Miller’s career is a “dropped” touchdown. Thanks a lot, Cheffers. He should have to apologize to Miller for that travesty of a blown call.

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Miller is now 33 years old, and he is in the last year of his contract with the Chicago Bears. I really doubt whether or not he will play another down in the NFL. It is really sad, since he is such a nice person and teammate. So, if this is the end, thank you, Zach Miller!