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we won´t go , cause in the important games , we choke
That's what I said about the Bears too after their two most recent choke jobs in the playoffs but hey if you're good in the NFC, you've got a chance. Hell if you're decent in the NFC you've got a chance.
Another sig courtesy of BoneKrusher
Originally posted by JBCX
Despite looking better against an underachieving Eagles team, I still think the Bears are one of the worst teams in the NFL. I smell a blowout victory by the Lions this week and a division sweep.
Run Game - Willie Parker, Najeh Davenport, Kevan Barlow and Gary Russell/Carey Davis can form a very very tough team to hold on the run. Willie is pure speed, but he's gotten a lot stronger since his Sophmore season, and Will continue to do so. Najeh is quick and strong, he'll be a solid KR and could be a beast in Arians new Scheme. If Barlow is a solid Short Yardage Back, we're golden in the run game. I watched some Gary Russell and Carey Davis and they're both looking absolutely amazing at OTA's. Could be some mini-camp sleepers.
Passing Game - With Arians new offensive setup, you'll see Ben shine. He'll have a better lineup with Ward, Holmes and Wilson. Reid is healthy could take the 4th spot. as could Nate Washington. Dallas Baker is looking awesome in camp, as is Eric Fowler. Fowler has hands of Glue, good size, just lacks great speed. If he could run in the 4.4-4.5 range he'd be a monster.
Special Teams - No more 10-15 yard punts from us, we got Darth Veda. He'll give us an advantage in "hidden Yardage" Categories. Not to mention he hit's like a ton of bricks. Reid is healthy meaning an actual return specialist.
Coaching - Tomlin is young and very talented. He's very articulate and he's really getting his players to play better. Word has it the secondary is looking better than ever seen. (I'd agree). The Linebackers are looking quick and smooth. Our defensive coaching is still intact. With Tomlin taking the DB's and Timmons under his wing they're growing by leaps and bounds. LeBeau has 15-20 new plays designed with just Woodley and Timmons in mind (LeBeau is taking Woodley under his wing). Expect a much more ferocious defense now that Cowher isn't here to limit what LeBeau does.
Offense is a bit more shaken up with all new coaches, but Arians got his Short Yardage back and Gary Russell. They wanted an Indy Style offense, I forgot to mention Spaeth earlier, but he'll make an impact as a rook.
Injuries - Last year Peezy, Clark, Troy, Hines, Ben, Haggans, James Harrison all missed significant playing time. If we lose a bunch of key guys for a bunch of games this season, that'll be difficult to overcome.
Lack of depth - we're still thin at OLB. Thats about the only position with depth concerns. Harrison, Timmons, Woodley and Haggans... then there's 2 UDFA's in Arnold Harrison and Marcello Church.