As a football fan (Green Bay Packers - lived 42 years in the state), I listened to some of the reports about this last weekend's draft. One fact surprised me.
The Chicago Bears did not draft a quarterback.
Not in 2008. Not in 2007. Not in 2006. 28 draft choices without a quarterback.
This would not be surprising if a quarterback was not important. However, one can make a case that he's the most important player on the team.
This would not be surprising if their current quarterback was excellent. However, he's been wildly inconsistent.
This would not be surprising if they had a young backup in the wings who was on the verge of excellence. However, this doesn't appear to be true.
(While waiting for my background baseball game this afternoon to come on, I heard some Chicago radio personalities defending the lack of a drafted quarterback. Perhaps blindness is contagious.)
But aren't we all tempted to be like this? We may have a glaring weakness, apparent to any impartial observer, yet we refuse to take action or make changes. Those close to us may never say a word, afraid to hurt us.
The Chicago Bears need someone they respect to speak truth to them. And so do we.