After the Vikes game, and in fact during the game, I thot Coach H was having a bad nite with the O and D calls, plus the O and D gameplans. It was so out of sync with what we had been doing. Vikes had the BIG RUSH(which we had seen before), and Coach seemed intent on alex dropping back for 5 and 7 steppers. The more he tried it, the more sacks or knock downs piled up. It looked to me like Coach had a bad game. Then we were back to normal, then came the Giants, and we once again reverted to 5 and 7 steppers, some even 9 steppers, with sacks piling up, not completions. And still Coach Harbaugh tried it . It appeared he had a really bad game. Then he was back on track again...until the Rams game. Again like 2 previous loss games, 5 and 7 steppers into the BIG RUSH. More sacks, few completions. Another bad game for Coach H.
After the first game, I wondered if Coach just had a bad day. It was a carbon copy in Giants game, "like c'mon Coach, get your head in it." Coach could see that any pass taking time to develop would end up a sack, but he calls them anyway. "What gives?" Coach looked like he was new to the game or his head wasn't in it.
Then the Rams game, and I truly wondered was there something wrong with Harbaugh's thinking. Then the Atrial Fib, (and reported by MM, i believe, the left chest pain). And then it hit me. Maybe, just maybe, Coach Harbaugh was coaching some games with half his brain...or at least diminished capacity from normal. Could it have been that he was only partly there at the Vikes, Giants, and Rams games? I don't know the answer, but I suspect he will come out tomorrow nite and with a brain full of oxygen, come up with a win. I think Coach H may very well have been mentally diminished during our two losses and 1 tie. Nothing I can prove, but 3 games this yr Coach goes from Brilliant play caller to wet noodle. I am very intrigued how the game is called tomorrow nite. My guess it is the old Jim we all know and love, not the one who wasn't getting enough oxygen to his brain in our two losses and one tie.
OK, that is behind us, and essentially we are playing a team better than the Pack, Vikes, and Lions. ...and certainly a heckuva lot others. But I think Harbaugh is back to form tomorrow nite and outcoaches Lovie, as he usually has done against others. I think the AFib was a part of this, overlooked by us, and if the old Harbaugh shows up tomorrow nite, I will be a lot more sure. Lots of folks have AF asymptomatically, but when there are symptoms, eg, left chest pain, feeling fuzzy upstairs, then you know not enough ventricular beats are getting thru and the person is somewhat anoxic...ie not enough oxygen to heart muscle and more importantly in this case, to brain cells. I don't want to take anything away from Vikes or Giants in their wins... and Rams in their tie. But that was not the Jim Harbaugh we know. I say the real Harbaugh, with clear head and no AFib, a brainful of oxygen, outcoaches the Bears for the win. Unnnh....the players better show up also. If Kap ends up playing he better be on his game. A clear headed Harbaugh will see that this happens.
But make no mistake about it. Bears are for real, and if we win, it will be because our coach outcoached theirs. But this game, he will have all his wits about him.