Tonight marks the beginning of the Chicago Bears 2014-2015 season, and I for one am extremely optimistic about this season being a great one.
The offense is great. Maybe even stellar! How long has it been since you were looking at the Bears for offensive players on your fantasy team? The combo of Cutler, Marshall, Jeffrey, Forte and Bennett is going to be huge, but the biggest questions I have for the offense are at the #3 receiver position, and the backups for QB, RB and TE. This is also the first time in Cutler’s Bears career that he is coming back with the same offense, same system. Expect big things from them!
Defensively, I want to completely forget about last year. It stunk. A lot. They had one too many injuries they just couldn’t recover from and it resulted in an 8-8 season.
This year is different. The D-Line has been upgraded big time with additions of Jared Allen, Lamar Houston and Willie Young. Having healthy DTs is also a plus. I like what I’ve seen out of the rookie Kyle Fuller, and to have 2 all-pros in Charles Tillman and Tim Jennings showing him the ropes has got to be a good sign. The safety positions (yes, both of them) still scare the crap out of me, but IF the front 4 and 7 can apply more pressure, their jobs in the secondary will become easier.
Tonights game against the Eagles should be interesting. I’m looking for something on Special Teams. Not having Devin Hester back there returning kicks will be weird, but someone needs to step up and I for one hope that person is NOT Eric Weems. He is just the worst, no bones about it. Its either a fumble or a 15 yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty against that dude. The battle for the #2 QB position should be interesting as well…if neither Palmer or Clausen perform, expect the Bears to go out and bring in a Chicago favorite, KYLE ORTON!
I for one would feel a million times better with good ole neck beard back there instead one of these two bums.
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