Few Bears fans would have taken away anything negative from the 39-10 demolition of the Vikings Sunday night. That was before the untimely and rather shocking announcement that starting left tackle J’Marcus Webb has played his final down of football and has retired. Citing John Elway as his inspiration, the 23-year-old felt he has played his finest game.

Prior to a Halas Hall press conference, Webb made mention of his performance against Minnesota being his equivalent to Elway’s back-to-back Superbowl wins.

“Everyone always said John couldn’t win the big one, and he won two in a row,” said Webb. “They told me I couldn’t block a breeze, let alone Jared Allen. I did just that.”

While he did make the current sack leader Allen look rather pedestrian, this early season decision comes with questionable timing and will undoubtedly be a detriment to the team.

Just when the Bears thought they finally had their offensive line situation settled they find themselves back at square one. Another round of musical chairs by coach Mike Tice certainly seems in order.

“Webb always won musical chairs…always,” a shook up Tice said with a tear in his eye.

John Jenzeh