Is Chris Conte The Most Hated Man In Chicago Right Now?

12/30/13 10:21AM EST

Is Chris Conte The Most Hated Man In Chicago Right Now Is Chris Conte The Most Hated Man In Chicago Right Now?

Along with the rest of my fellow Chicago Bears fans, I did not have a good Sunday. All the Bears had to do was beat the Packers, and they go to the playoffs. Instead, the Packers are going, thanks to the worst defense I’ve ever seen the Bears play. This Bears defense is historically bad, but this game will stick in the minds of Bear fans for years. One play in particular is sure to get some heavy talk time on the sports radio circuit.

On this 4th-and-8 play, 2nd-year safety Chris Conte screwed the pooch. Badly. Watch him do everything but cover Randall Cobb, who streaked in for a 48 yard touchdown. On Fourth and 8. Reportedly, Conte disabled his Twitter account just after the game due to the outpouring of hatred. (That hasn’t stopped people from tweeting horrible things at his now-defunct Twitter handle.)

 

Why all the hate? Just watch the play and see just how profound Conte failed at his job. The safety has a very simple job description: don’t let anyone past you. As a safety, you are the last line of defense, the last man between a ballcarrier and the end zone.

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