Feeling blue and missing your injured quarterback Bears fans?
Well there is no sense in wallowing in your own sadness, especially now that you can soothe your pain with the soulful sound of the new hit parody song "Cutty Come Back".
The track, written by Chicagoan Magic Uno and produced by Chad in Portland, has taken Chicago by storm with its spot-on lyrical substitution of the 1977 Billboard 1 song "Baby Come Back" by Player.
Some of the most creative lines include:
"You can blame it all on the team
Knox fell down, now the offense can't work without you..."
And maybe my personal favorite:
"Do you think you can throw left-handed?
Desperate as can be. Now we're down to Enderle..."
Impressive job writing this spoof-tastic musical gem in such a short amount of time from an obviously distraught Bears fan (@magic_uno a.k.a. Jesus) in Chicago. Equally amazing is the production value by @chadinPortland. You can tell how emotional Jesus had to be because the words just spill out line after line in what seems more like a cry for help than a tribute to a fallen hero.
It's funny how less than a year ago many Bears fans were questioning the quarterback's toughness and now they can't help but sing-along to "Cutty Come Back".
Check out the video below and see if it soothes you.
So what do you think of the song BearsTalkers? Tell us your favorite line by commenting on this post.
The Chicago Bears offensive line wasn't good in 2019. It was downright brutal at times. And it's because of the unit's sub-par play that both guard and tackle have been mentioned among the top offseason needs heading into free agency and the 2020 NFL Draft.
But it wasn't long ago that James Daniels was a highly decorated second-round pick out of Iowa. In fact, it was just two years ago. The second-year starter had his ups and downs in 2019, but he may have the most upside of any of the starting offensive linemen slated to return next fall.
Daniels posted the Bears' third-highest season grade on offense from Pro Football Focus (70.3) and was the team's highest-graded starting offensive lineman. At just 22 years old, the arrow is pointing up for him.
In fact, he was dubbed the league's breakout candidate at guard in 2020:
The Bears moved Daniels to center to start 2019, switching his spot on the line with Cody Whitehair, after he had played left guard the entirety of his first season. Daniels earned a 63.2 overall grade at center, which would have been good for 22nd out of 37 qualifiers at the position. Meanwhile, his 73.9 grade at left guard would have ranked fifth among 39 qualifiers. It remains to be seen how the Bears use Daniels in 2020, but it’s clear that he performed better at guard. As talented as he is at just 22 years old, another season with position continuity could have Daniels poised to break out.
It's often difficult to recognize one offensive lineman's positive play when the group, as a whole, struggles. But Daniels was a bright spot in an otherwise dark year for the Bears' big uglies, and he remains a key cog in an offense looking to take massive strides in 2020.
Chicago Bears linebacker Roquan Smith was supposed to ascend into superstar status in 2019, and while he certainly had some flashes of elite play, his year will best be remembered for a strange deactivation in Week 4 and a torn pec muscle that ended his season in Week 14.
We still don't know the exact reason why Smith didn't play against the Vikings. The team called it a personal issue and refused to expand on why one of their most important defensive pieces didn't suit up. We've been left to speculate, which is never a good thing. We may never know what exactly went wrong that week, which naturally creates worry and concern about how much the team can actually rely on Smith on a week-to-week basis.
Smith's season ended after 12 starts, 100 tackles, two starts, and one interception. He was inconsistent on the field; when he played well, he was lights out. But he had more than his fair share of missed tackles and head-scratching moments that looked nothing like the player the Bears drafted eighth overall in 2018.
Smith ended the year as one of the lowest-graded Bears on defense (24th). His 52.4 ranked 124th among qualifying linebackers on Pro Football Focus. Not good.
But analytics don't always tell the full story. Smith's sideline-to-sideline speed and missile-like penetrating skill set is and will remain an asset for the Bears defense. On pure talent alone, Smith has few peers in the NFL. He just needs to become a more consistent football player, both on and off the field.
We'll chalk up 2019 as an odd blip on Smith's career trajectory. Assuming he makes a full offseason recovery from is pec injury, he'll begin 2020 as one of the cornerstone pieces of a defense that remains one of the NFL's best.