Dealing with disappointment

Brown and Briggs have had several seasons ending in disappointment -- and they don't get any easier

Updated: December 3, 2009, 7:59 PM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

It is a somber time at Halas Hall. With all pretense of meaningful games now gone, the defiance that gave way to frustration that gave way to anger has faded, revealing a bit of quiet candor this week.

Question it all, if you'd like. They have no more fight left when it comes to the criticism. But do not mistake not performing consistently with not caring, at least not in the case of veterans such as Lance Briggs and Alex Brown, who have seen more downs than ups in Bears uniforms ...

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