Added guard Kyle Long: "I just told him, 'Dude, you had half our points today. I can't even imagine what he's going through. It's a tough job, it's a really tough job. I just wanted to make sure he understood that we all had his back and I think every guy in here did the same thing I did. I feel for Cody. At the end of the day, it's a team thing. We lost as a team. We win as a team. we lose as a team. We could have done better in a lot of areas."
Even though the loss was on the entire team, Parkey's future remains up in the air.
The 26-year-old kicker missed seven field goals during the regular season and three extra points, including hitting the upright four times (two field goals and two extra points) in a Week 10 victory over Detroit. Counting Sunday's double-doink, Parkey hit the upright six times during the 2018 campaign.
After signing a four-year $15 million contract this offseason, the Bears would take a dead money hit of $5.188 million by cutting Parkey, and get zero salary cap relief, with no guarantees the next kicker would be any better.
Whether Parkey will get another chance to kick in Chicago will be a decision for general manager Ryan Pace this offseason.
"Gosh," Amukamara said Monday, "I'm definitely glad I'm not the one making that decision."