The part of the Bears’ season with any meaning is over.
Which means the Bears’ firing season can begin.
In a game where the Bears’ starting quarterback threw three interceptions for the third time in four games since replacing injured Jay Cutler, then I think we can start with that quarterback.
Hanie can go. Check that, Hanie has to go. Right now. Today, if not as soon as he threw another pick-6 to the fattest guy on the field. Hanie threw another pick-6 near the end of the game, the season, all hope, whatever you got.
I’m thinking Hanie can hitch a ride with Angelo, the general manager who brought in Hanie, stuck with him as a backup for several years, and saw the guy kill the Bears’ playoff hopes.
A quarterback in charge of four straight losses -- that’s the best that Angelo could do?
A guy who had a quarterback rating of 33.3 Sunday -- that’s all you got?
Here’s how inept Hanie’s offense has been the last month: When Julius Peppers knocked the ball out of Tarvaris Jackson’s hand and Israel Idonije recovered it in the end zone, the defense had scored as many touchdowns as the offense in three weeks.
Hanie is good for maybe one drive a game. The rest of the time, you have to game-plan to prevent him from killing his own team.
Oops, too late to save Sunday.
Oops, too late to save the season.
Oops, too late to save the kid’s career.
Hanie said his confidence “will be there.’’ I don’t know where “there’’ is, but it cannot be here. Let him play his bad football somewhere else. He hasn’t learned how to learn, so, let’s see if the Bears have learned anything.
Hanie and Angelo couldn’t do their jobs, so they cannot be allowed to keep them if the Bears plan to get the Hope Train rolling.
Stop the Bears before Angelo tries to draft offense or tries to fix the side of the ball that had been deodorized by Cutler more than we knew. Angelo’s drafting disasters and personnel mistakes at wide receiver and along the offensive line have made a mess of this season and who knows how many more.
The Bears went into Sunday’s game with all three quarterbacks active. They did not go in with a quarterback who was any good. So, remember, kids, don’t confuse activity with ability.
Also, kids, don’t confuse accomplishment with Angelo.
And I’m not even talking about the Sam Hurd cartel.