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Frustration Grows At Halas Hall As There Was Apparently An Argument Between Players

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Frustrations over a 31-3 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, a 3-8 start, and a fifth consecutive non-winning season – among other things, I’m sure – have seemingly boiled over at the Chicago Bears’ practice facility.


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Adam Hoge of WGN was one of the reporters in the Halas Hall media room who overheard a loud argument in a nearby hallway, though which players were involved and what the argument was about are unknown:

Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune also heard the ruckus, but cautioned not to draw big conclusions without knowing the details:


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Running back Benny Cunningham met with the media in the wake of the Bears’ 28-point loss and was asked about what happened in the hallway. Like the reporters in the room, Cunningham didn’t know specifics regarding what happened. However, he did offer up an anecdote fitting for the situation, noting that he could “feel the frustration” coming from the team:


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If frustration from Bears players is a direct result from losing, this could be a good thing for the big picture.

You’re frustrated. I’m frustrated. They’re frustrated. We’re all frustrated together. It would be more concerning if a sense of apathy set in and no one cared enough to argue. Besides, bottling up frustration and forcing it to remain internal is unhealthy, so it’s good that players let it out – as long as no one was physically harmed and unable to perform in Week 13 or beyond. The last thing this Bears team are self-inflicted wounds (in the most literal sense) serving as a setback.

The idea of frustration is natural considering the team is riding a four-game losing streak and is one loss from securing its fourth straight losing season. Ideally, the Bears can channel this energy and apply it toward the necessary preparations for a Week 13 contest against a San Francisco 49ers team on a rebuilding path similar to that of the Bears.

Meanwhile, some messages from the universe today:


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Luis Medina

Luis is the Lead Writer at The Ten-Yard Line, and you can find him on Twitter at @lcm1986.