He apologized to the defense.
After throwing a career-high five interceptions in the Bears' miserable 10-6 loss to the San Francisco 49ers, one can understand why he did this. After all, it was sort of embarrassing.
In my humble opinion, it's not the only apology needed.
Last night's game was -- and I don't think this is an exaggeration -- among the three worst all-around football games I've ever watched.
And everyone involved with it should apologize to those of us who wasted 3-plus hours watching it.
The Bears were bad. The 49ers were bad. There were interceptions. There were botched field goals from short range. There was an astounding flurry of penalty flags on the last drive -- ruining any momentum or flow at all.
That's just the on-the-field stuff.
The foray onto the NFL Network was met with some pretty harsh reviews in our live chat, with many questioning how the announcing could be so bad (to be fair, Matt Millen was involved). The audio levels struggled for consistency all night. At one point we were treated to a prolonged shot of a green screen.
It was on Thursday night, which means many of you are struggling with workday hangovers right now -- if you're into that kind of thing.
In summation, it was gross. Perhaps one of the grossest ever.
Maybe I'm overreacting. Maybe it wasn't nearly as bad as I thought.
What do you think? Does last night's puke-fest rate as one of the all-time stinkers?