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5 Questions with Windy City Gridiron

The Chicago Bears, like the Giants don't have cheerleaders. That's no problem for us. This was sent to us by 'Big Blue Wrecking Crew' a couple of weeks ago. All we can do is say, 'thank you.'

It's time to stop focusing on Eli Manning and start thinking about this weekend's game with the Chicago Bears.

With that in mind, it's time for this week's edition of '5 Questions.' Today, we're chatting with Adam from our marvelous Bears blog, Windy City Gridiron.


Big Blue View: The Bears went to the Super Bowl last year. This year they are 5-6 and barely breathing in the playoff race. What is the primary reason for the dropoff?

Windy City Gridiron: So many things have gone wrong this year. Our defense is a quarter of where it was last year. Injuries all over the place. Running back who may or may not be any good, now on our backup RB. O line that seems to forgotten how to block. Inconsistent QB play. Take your pick.

BBV: OK, Time to put you on the spot w/a hypothetical question. Last play of the game, Bears are down by 4 and the Giants are punting. You MUST score a touchdown on the punt return or the game is over and you lose. You putting Devin Hester back there or Gale Sayers?

WCG: Easy, you take Hester. No one person has scared coaches so much to pooch punt and give the ball to a team on the 40! Hester has 12 TDs on some type of return in 27 games. There is no way you can choose any other option.

BBV: Rex Grossman or Eli Manning? Why?

WCG: My quick answer would be neither, but had I to choose I'd go with Grossman. The thing about him is it always feels like bad mechanics that holds him back or poor pass protection. Those things you can fix. When the line can keep people off of him and he can step in to throws he can make any pass you need him to. My problem with Eli is it feels like all his problems are mental. He seems to cave when the pressure is on. He plays great the first half and then with all that momentum the pressure hits and he just folds. You can't fix that.

BBV: If you could take one player off the Giants roster and put him on the Bears, which player would you take? Why?

WCG: I don't know your roster well enough, but if you have a healthy cornerback or o line guy to spare I'm interested.

BBV: The Bears are a historic franchise and when you think of them so many great names come to mind. Sayers, Walter Payton, Dick Butkus, etc. Who is your favorite Chicago Bear player of all time?

WCG: The funny thing about this type of question is that two of the most famous Bears are running backs, but Bears fans are defensive minded after years of having great Ds. My favorite player of all time is Mike Singletary. Just looking in his eyes and you just knew he was about to blow somebody up.

Thanks, Adam!