Dionne Miller's `Happenings at Halas` - December 19 - New York News

Dionne Miller's `Happenings at Halas` - December 19

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

Since the Bears lost for the 5th time in 6 weeks, Brandon Marshall has had a little time to reflect on his emotional comments Sunday. He told us today he stands by what he said, calling for accountability, even if it means jobs. But it was clear that post game presser was heard loud and clear with the Bears front office.

"Maybe I should have kept that to myself or in house." He later retracted that a bit, saying " You're hearing the word accountability thrown around. You're hearing guys start to look at themselves, and that's what its about. Especially this time of year, when we're sitting where were sitting."

Where they are is out of the play offs, unless they can win the next two games. And while the team that started the year 7-1 likely could, the group that's gone 1-5 since doesn't give fans a ton of confidence. (Re: Urlacher and booing on Sunday).

But the Bears offense - by their own admission- hasn't given fans a lot to cheer about lately. They remain 29th in total offense, have averaged just 14 points a game the last 7 weeks, and 6 times this season haven't scored more than 1 offensive touchdown- including last week. Not exactly an offense carrying a team into the post season. And unless then win the next 2 games, they won't be.

Frustration started to mount with another loss to Green Bay, fans felt it too. So did the injured Brian Urlacher. By now you've heard his comments that have been summed up to be 'I don't care about the fans'. Lovie was quick to defend today saying, " I think we all know Brian Urlacher cares about the fans, all right?". Smith avoided comment on Monday saying he hadn't heard Urlacher's words, but today went on saying "a lot of frustration after that game. Brian knows the fans in Chicago are great." I asked Patrick Mannelly about it. He's been in a Bears uniform longer than anyone in the locker room. He said he loved the passion of Bears Fans because they let you know when you're losing, but they're more than double that with excitement when the team is winning. Now its the teams responsibility to give them a little more holiday joy as we head into the final 8 quarters of 2012.

INJURIES: The Bears did a very, very light practice today. No helmets involved. But they do hope to have guys like Henry Melton, Tim Jennings, Shea McClellin and Earl Bennett available Sunday. It is absolutely all healthy hands on deck in Arizona.

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