Midseason Analysis: Bears Firing On All Cylinders

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  1. LLCoolGrey

    LLCoolGrey Walk On

    Oct 11, 2012
    Chicago, IL - DA BEARS are better than ever and winners of their last 4. Many coming into the season had question marks about new head coach Marc Trestman, an aging defense and a QB who had not lived up to his potential thus far.

    All those concerns have been answered.

    The Bears coming off an impressive victory over the Rams 42-20, are firing on all cylinders folks and it's a scary thing for the NFC North. Coming down the final stretch of the schedule in the last couple of weeks the Bears have managed victories over the Ravens and Lions, both excellent teams. With the reeling Vikings, Packers and Browns still on there schedule, and the tough Eagles and Cowboys - Chicago has a chance at 10-11 wins on the season.

    The first half of year saw a roster plagued with injuries. Matt Forte, Devin Hester, Major Wright, Earl Bennett all saw time on the shelf, but did not effect team chemistry.

    "We knew that we had the talent to be in the thick of the NFC playoff race. Coach Trestman preaches unity and we've found a way to band together" said RE Julius Peppers


    Peppers is a big reason for this years playmaking defense. He and 2nd year LE Shea McClellin have combined for a team high 13 sacks. The addition of DT Richard Seymour and the consistent play of DT Henry Melton / DT Stephen Paea has solidified a front line that is giving opponents fits.

    The secondary has also been productive - and while giving up yardage, has been creating turnovers all season long. CB Charles Tillman has 6 Ints, CB Tim Jennings has 5 Ints, CB Sheldon Brown has 3 Ints rounding out a very ball hawking unit. The addition of FS Patrick Chung has also been a solid addition to a hard hitting Safety core. With SS Major Wright missing 4 weeks, Chung was able to step up along with FS Brandin Hardin making opposing WRs pay for crossing over the middle.

    MLB DJ Williams is leading the league in tackles, ROLB Lance Briggs has stepped up as a leader for this team.

    Grade: B+


    QB Jay Cutler has had an inconsistent but clutch season. Turning the ball over has always been the heel to the talented strong arm Vanderbuilt alum. He's thrown for 2,500 yards 17TDs with 18 Ints. However Cutler has shined when needed most, with clutch late drives against the Ravens, Lions and Saints.

    RB Matt Forte has been a stud, but was injured early with a broken jaw missing 5 weeks. Since his return he is averaging 110 yards per game on the ground and adding 1-2TDs per game. His ability to make defenses pay in space and in the passing game has also been his biggest asset this season.

    The WR core is deep and dangerous. Slotting second year WR Alshon Jeffery across from Brandon Marshall has really caused matchup nightmares for opposing secondaries. Adding WR Devin Hester in the slot with Early Bennett and TE Marcellius Bennett has proved difficult to defend against when spread along the field. This unit has been responsible for the 5th scoring offense in the NFL at 29 ppg.

    "We are playing good football on Offense on the ground and in the air. Our O-line really deserves alot of credit for getting Matt some space and giving Jay time to find our receivers" said Coach Trestman

    Grade: A-

    If the Bears can manage to win 3 of their last 5 games - they should be a lock to make the playoffs for a sixth straight season. All signs point to this being true with them being on a four game win streak.

    And now time for some fan pics





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  2. heathh

    heathh Walk On

    Jul 17, 2013

    Good Luck Bro. Dont slip tho. I'm coming for ya!!! Lol
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