Sunday, September 18, 2011

Bear Down Sunday #2

The Bears are 1-0 and face the New Orleans Saints who are 0-1.  Don't let those records give you false confidence.  This game should be a battle.
Former Bears quarterback Bobby Douglass spent some time in New Orleans.  Douglass was the Bears starting quarterback  for the better part of his 6 1/2 seasons in Chicago.  He might be best known for rushing for a (then) record 968 yards.  After leaving the Bears, he played a few games in San Diego, before going to New Orleans for two seasons.  He finished his career with a season in Green Bay.
He started several games (splitting time with Bobby Scott) in place of the injured Archie Manning.  The Saints were pretty bad back then and Douglass went 3-5 as a starter.
Despite his critics, our current quarterback, Jay Cutler, is the best qb we have had in Chicago in my life.  However, I would like to continue seeing Matt Forte do his best impression of Bobby as a rusher!
Bobby Douglass and me in Rosemont, IL-Early 2000's.

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