It's time to start working towards next year IMO. I agree that Long should be sat until he is healed but I don't think its fair to blame Coach Sporano since the decision to play ultimately rests with the player.
I'm normally a supporter of Dan Henning but Henning's play-calling on Thursday night made zero sense to me... we should have focused on a run-heavy offense from the beginning of the game and wore down the Bears' front seven. He called SEVEN rushing plays- 3 to Brown, 3 to Williams, and 1 to Cobbs. I can't help but feel like he gambled our entire season on Thigpen's performance and lost.