The greatest moment for the Bears in Sunday’s 27-17 loss to rivals Green Bay came with a minute left in the game.
The Packers punted the ball and all eyes, including the FOX cameras, turned to Devin Hester.
Before I even realized what was happening, the camera whipped to Johnny Knox, who was sprinting down the sideline and into the end zone.
Did that just happen?
Because they are the Bears, there was a penalty called on Corey Graham for holding, which is ridiculous because no one was anywhere near Knox and there was no need for any contact whatsoever.
The flag dashed any hope of a last-minute comeback by the Bears, but the play was pure genius.
What else would you expect from special teams coordinator Dave Toub?
It was the greatest punt return that never was.
Now, it’s unlikely that we’ll see this play for some time, as teams might be expecting it.
But then again, that could work to the Bears’ advantage. Teams may think they’re pulling the trick play when they’re not. It could free up Hester or Knox and could lead to six points.
The Bears certainly need all the help they can get from their defense and special teams, what with the way their offense is playing.