Last season the Chicago Bears started off strong, being 7-1 by Week 10 and that’s where things turned around.
Now being a Chicago Bears fan myself, if you haven’t noticed the big face to the right of this post under my name, you can see the beanie on my big dome. Last season was definitely a disappointment after the start we had, we weapons we had on offense and the way our defense was getting take away’s and putting up points themselves.
They finished the season at 10-6, did what they had to do but Green Bay didn’t help us out much. But after the season we had, the things we did made me think positive about this upcoming season. Even though we lost Brian Urlacher, Nick Roach, Johnny Knox, D.J. Moore and not certain if Israel Idonije will return or not.
They sent 5 players to the pro bowl, Brandon Marshall (first Chicago Bears receiver over 1,000 since Marty Booker in 2002), Julius Peppers, Henry Melton, Charles Tillman and Tim Jennings.
Their big thing going into the draft right now is looking for a tight end, offensive linemen, possible wide receiver (now that Devin Hester is strictly return), linebacker who could possibly be the future of this defense and a corner-back. They will also more than likely look to draft a quarterback, cause you know, it’s the Chicago Bears.
Taking a look at their schedule, they have 6 games every fan/coach/player needs to circle, being the Pittsburgh Steelers, New Orleans Saints, New York Giants, Washington Redskins, Dallas Cowboys and Baltimore Ravens. It is already a given that the division games are noted, but this schedule is going to be tougher than last seasons, so they need to protect Cutler, give him time in the pocket to find his targets down field and open up running lanes for Matt Forte and Michael Bush. If they want to get back into the playoffs, they need to let Jay Cutler breathe, do what he does when he has the time to get rid of the ball and the defense needs to show that they can do what they did last season, even without Brian Urlacher on the field.
- Sep. 8 Cincinnati Bengals 12:00p
- Sep. 15 Minnesota Vikings 12:00p
- Sep. 22 at Pittsburgh Steelers 7:30p
- Sep. 29 at Detroit Lions 12:00p
- Oct. 6 New Orleans Saints 12:00p
- Oct. 10 New York Giants (Thurs) 7:25p
- Oct. 20 at Washington Redskins 12:00p
- Oct. 27 BYE
- Nov. 4 at Green Bay Packers (Mon) 7:40p
- Nov. 10 Detroit Lions 12:00p
- Nov. 17 Baltimore Ravens 12:00p
- Nov. 24 at St. Louis Rams 12:00p
- Dec. 1 at Minnesota Vikings 12:00p
- Dec. 9 Dallas Cowboys (Mon) 7:40p
- Dec. 15 at Cleveland Browns 12:00p
- Dec 22. at Philadelphia Eagles 12:00p
- Dec. 29 Green Bay Packers 12:00p