Former NFL wide receiver Cris Carter recently spoke on the 2018 Chicago Bears, and what he had to say about them was laughable at best.
This week, FS1’s show First things First featured a fun conversation about the 2018 Chicago Bears and quarterback Mitch Trubisky. The conversation between Cris Carter and Nick Wright centered around both Trubisky and the Bears defense.
Let’s dive right in. Here’s the scene: The two were discussing Trubisky’s performance in the Los Angeles Rams game, in comparison to that of Jared Goff. Both accounted for several turnovers apiece.
Wright acknowledged that Trubisky was awful in the game against the Rams. But, Wright gave Trubisky credit and said that he has played “outstanding” in five games this year.
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Wright also said something pretty significant. He said that, if Trubisky plays well, the “Bears are the best team in the league.” He gave the Bears a lot of credit, saying that the only question about them is at the quarterback position.
If Trubisky has a bad day, the Bears aren’t dead, said Wright. That’s because of their defense. I think we can all agree with him that, if Trubisky doesn’t play well, the team isn’t completely out of it. The Bears’ defense is that good.
This is where it gets fun, because Carter chimed in and gave his thoughts on the Bears defense.
"“This is not a Baltimore Ravens. This is not a Monsters of the Midway. Slow down. When you have a defense that’s good … and this is a good defense. This is not a great defense…”"
Wright interjected and tried to make a point about how Trubisky can play awful against a “great” team like the Rams. Carter cut him off by saying this:
"“Well, the Rams are not a great team.”"
Let’s just start by saying that Carter is most famous for his days with the Minnesota Vikings. He is, indeed, a homer. Let me also be clear that, like a lot of shows on television, Carter is a salesman. He is there simply for ratings. Whether or not he believes the nonsense coming out of his mouth, he is a lot like Skip Bayless — both are there to ruffle feathers.
But, let’s just say Carter actually believes what he is saying. If that is the case, then Carter must have forgotten everything he knew about the game of football. He must not watch this Bears team much, because they are without question the best defense in football.
Carter should do himself a favor and look at the tape. Look at the numbers. Look at the Pro Bowl voting. Look at the Pro Football Focus grades. Look at whatever grading, voting or numerical system you want to look at — it all backs up the same.
My guess is that Carter is still sour from never winning a Super Bowl with the Vikings, so he does what he can to take nonsensical jabs at his former NFC North foes. News flash, Mr. Carter: The Bears are division champs and there is nothing you can do about it.
For those of you wanting to see the clip in its entirety, here you go.