Chicago Bears Preseason Wrap: The Good, Bad & Ugly
The Bears finished the 2015 preseason with a 3-1 record but as always in training camp, past performance is not always a good indicator of future results. Due to draft failures of the past two general manager administrations, Jerry Angelo’s and Phil Emery’s, the Bears have been relying on the free agent market to fill holes. This has led to this team being one of the oldest in the NFL.
The Bears currently also lack talent and depth at key positions as John Fox heads into his first season as head coach but there are also some positives though to look forward to. Here’s a look at a few from both sides of the equation…
Chicago Bears: Player Most Likely To Break Out In 2014
In his first season as head coach of the Chicago Bears Marc Trestman benefitted by the breakout performances of rookie right guard Kyle Long and second year receiver Alshon Jeffery. Those two were major contributors in a Bears offense that ranked No. 2 in the NFL in points scored. The 445 points that team scored were also the second highest total in franchise history.
Key for a new or relatively unknown player to break out and claim his share of attention is opportunity and the ability to take advantage of it. For the Bears in 2014 the main opportunities exist on defense and as a kick/punt returner. First, here are a few players who at least have the opportunity, whether they take advantage or not…
The Top 10 Boneheaded Moments Of The 2013 NFL Season
Some things happen to teams, both on and off the field, that come out of nowhere and leave fans wondering what he heck just happened and why. Teams, players, officials, no one is immune from these brain freeze moments.
Chicago Bears: Three New Year’s Resolutions For 2014
The Chicago Bears discovered offense last season but left their defense in the shop. Here’s what they can do to improve their fortunes in 2014.
Vikings Trip Bears Short Of A Win 23-20: Five Things We Learned
The Chicago Bears and Vikings played a mistake-filled but exciting back-and-forth game in Minnesota before the Vikings pulled out a 23-20 overtime victory.
Chicago Bears Preseason Recap: 5 Pleasant Surprises
With the Cincinnati Bengals next up in Week 1 of the NFL schedule, here are five positives the Chicago Bears can take away from the 2013 preseason.
Bears vs. Raiders Preseason Game: 5 Things We Learned
In preseason game No. 3 the Chicago Bears dominated the first half then held off an Oakland Raiders rally for a 34-26 victory.
Chargers vs. Bears Preseason Game: 5 Things We Learned
The Chicago Bears took an early 20-0 lead behind the first- and second-teams before hanging on to win 33-28 over the San Diego Chargers
2013 Chicago Bears Training Camp Report: On the Learning Curve
The Chicago Bears offense continues to be a work in progress while individual players on both sides of the ball position themselves for preseason playing time
NFC North: Top 10 Training Camp Battles To Watch
The NFC North is back to being one of the elite divisions in the NFL but no team goes into training camp with the answers to all their questions.