LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Once the NFL regular season begins, Sunday’s usually game day, Mondays are for celebration and/or frustration depending on how Sunday went, Tuesdays are the only day off of the week and then Wednesday it’s back to reality.
Today at Halas Hall was all about what’s next with the reality that two of the Bears' most important players — Kevin White and Jerrell Freeman — are in all likelihood done for the season.
It is sobering at best for John Fox and his troops, particularly after they exceeded most expectations against Atlanta — even though they did lose in the end.
But the reaction I appreciated the most came from offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains.
“Since the game, I've probably talked to Kevin every day," he said. "That's the part as a coach, for his teammates, you really hurt for the kid because he's worked his tail off, he worked so hard and has gone through so much at this point in his career.
“You know how important it is. Just being heartbroken because he feels like being hurt, you let down the team, you're not out there with your teammates in the most critical situation when they need you.” (H. Rick Bamman - firstname.lastname@example.org)