The Chicago Bears had a 2014 to forget as they finished the season 5-11 and were likely the biggest disappointment in the league as they were a team expected to compete for a division title and simply could not seem to get of their own way. The Bears had a rather tumultuous offseason but the bit change that everyone expected, the departure of Jay Cutler, never game to fruition.
Preview: The Bears brought in Ryan Pave and John Fox in hopes that they can help this team do an about face and get back to the point where teams fear the games where they are heading to Soldier Field. Cutler has all the physical tools to be a dominant NFL QB but it seems like there is something in his psychological makeup that forces him to make poor decisions with the ball and if he doesn’t show some marked improvement from last year I do not see any way he keeps his job in Chicago. Matt Forte has lead the Bears running game effectively for a long time and big things are once again expected from him this season as his ability to run the ball and catch the ball out of the back field make him one of the best in the league. Losing Brandon Marshall looks like a pretty tough blow for the Bears WR corps but the hope is that Alshon Jeffery can be that number one option and that Martellus Bennet can be better pass catcher from the TE position.
Defensively the Bears were pretty bad last season and with newly acquires Ray McDonald having to be cut due to off the field issues the Chicago defensive line looks like it is going to be lackluster to put it mildly. The linebacker corps is full of question marks as no one is really sure how everyone is going to fit into Fangio’s scheme and the secondary has been an ongoing issue with Safety being this unit’s biggest problem.
Projected Record: 4-12