foshman Rates the Chicago Bears





Chicago Bears

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Sports:
Football
League:
National Football League
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Location:
Lake Forest, IL United States
Conference:
National Football Conference

Season Outlook Analysis

Offense
Position
Quarterbacks
B-
Trubisky continues to improve but this is a year where he must show results.
Running Backs
B
David Montgomery has a chance to be the offensive rookie of the year. COhen is the best gadjet player in teh league right now.
Protection & Blocking
C+
I like their interior line better than their tackles.
Receiving
B-
Robinson supposedly looks much better this year although Anthony Miller has been quiet during camp.
Skills
Speed
B-
Production
C+
Big Play Ability
B
Consistency
C
Red Zone Success
B-
Skills Analysis Notes
The Bears need Montgomery to become an effective three down back to free up Cohen for the passing game. If Cohen can get 7-8 targets a game that will open up defenses for Allen Robinson and David Montgomery to exploit.
Defense
Position
Defensive Line
B+
This line does its job well and keeps people off the linebackers.
Linebackers
A
Mack, Floyd, and Devin White = best linebacking corps in the league.
Defensive Backs
B+
A lot of hearty vets are back here. This secondary will compete.
Skills
Passing Game Defense
A
Stopping the Run
A-
Controlling Field Position
A
Stopping The Big Play
A-
Causing Turnovers
A-
Skills Analysis Notes
I expect the Bears to regress to the mean n terms of turnovers but this is still an elite defense. I want to see how Pagano does as coordinator.
Special Teams and Coaching
Special Teams
Place Kicking
D
Punting
C+
Kickoff/Punt Returning
A-
Kickoff/Punt Coverage
B
Overall Unit Analysis
Nagy really screwed up the kicking situation after cutting Parkey for admitting that he messed up in teh playoff loss. Maybe Nagy should have cut some of the offensive players that didn't score in that game instead of the one that did score.
Coaching
Effectiveness
B
Preparedness
B
Decision Making
C+
Overall Coaching / School Analysis
I really question Nagy after the playoff loss and I suspect that the defense will miss Vic Fangio, though Pagano is also a great coordinator.
Overall Team
Overall Team Grade
A-
Analysis
THey need to solve their kicking woes, adjust to the new defensive scheme, and see some improvement in their offensive efficiency. But without improvement they are still probably the team to beat in the NFL North.
Last season, did the team
meet your expectations?
Blew Away My Expectations !
Expected Wins
12
Expectations/ Outlook
Chicago has a nice window in which to win a Super Bowl here.