With all the injuries the Bears have had on defense, do you think they will make a trade?
I'm sure that general manager Phil Emery will explore all of his options. He always says that upgrading the roster is an ongoing process that he mulls every day. But making a trade may not happen for several reasons. It's very rare that a decent player who's capable of coming in and contributing is available at this point in the season. There are also salary cap ramifications, and I know that Phil wants to stockpile draft picks instead of trading them away. He feels the draft remains the No. 1 way to build his roster. So I would be surprised if a trade happens, though I'm not saying that it isn't a possibility. I think there's a better chance that the Bears will rely on players such as
Why did the Bears choose to try for a first down instead of kicking a chip-shot field goal when they had fourth-and-two early in Thursday night's game against the Giants?
The play you're referring to came on fourth-and-two from the New York 4 after
When Giants receiver Rueben Randle slammed the ball to the ground without being touched, the Bears appeared to recover the loose ball. Why weren't they awarded possession or at least allowed to challenge the play?
The officials ruled that Rueben Randle had given himself up and blew the play dead, which is why the Bears were not permitted to challenge the play. Coach Marc Trestman agreed with the call, saying Friday: "They said they declared him down and I thought they made the right decision. I thought it was a good decision. It was clear his demeanor was not somebody who was trying to run with the football, so I didn't argue the point with them. It wouldn't have done any good anyways. But they did come over and explain to me that it was not challengeable."