Despite a string of four straight miserable performances, Caleb Hanie has shown Jerry Angelo enough for the Bears GM to preemptively place next year’s franchise tag on him.

“I know quarterbacks,” said Angelo. “Well, I know every position. Trust me. I mean, don’t actually look at the performance of my players. Just…wait until you see what Caleb brings to the squad in 2012!”

Heckler George