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Tuesday, August 14th, 2018



That was one of the more draining Bears seasons I have ever experienced. And in the end, the Bears simply weren’t good enough to make the postseason. They gave up 31 points and 455 yards of offense to the Texans. And the bend but don’t break (but it breaks anyway) defense was on full display. Andre Johnson, Steve Slaton, Matt Schaub and even some fellow named Moats all had excellent games. It was a microcosm of how the D played most of the season, so it was a fitting ending.

The Bears excel in getting takeaways, but almost everything else in their defense needs help and/or adjustment: the pass rush, run defense, and most of all tackling. They may need another end, linebacker, safety and corner.

On offense they certainly need to upgrade at guard and receiver, and we’ll hope that Chris Williams stays healthy and plays up to his potential. As for quarterback? I’m guessing Kyle Orton will be back. And while the Bears should probably spend an early draft pick on a QB, they likely won’t.

And while I agree with the old adage that at the end of the year the record you have is a good representation of your season (like the Bears are who we thought they were), the coaching staff needs to improve.

Here’s hoping the Bears draft Jeremy Maclin or Percy Harvinwith their first pick.

  • dhaab

    The guy the Bears need desperately is Michael Crabtree. But then again, so do about 6 or 7 other teams.

    Solid analysis, Matt. You’re a fairly rational thinking Bears fan when the season is over, but during it, faget about it. :)

  • http://zonersports.com The Zoner

    Well Crabtree is a top 5 pick and the Bears will be middle of the 1st round. I think Maclin will be a very good pro receiver and he is an amazing returner too. I’ll be interested to see him against the Cats tomorrow. Every time I have seen him play he does something that wows you.

  • dhaab

    Ever heard of trading up? Oh, that’s right, your GM is Angelo, who only trades down. :)

    The Bears don’t need any more return men. As for Maclin as a receiver, I’m on the fence. He’s not a very big guy and I think that could hurt him trying to muscle his way for the ball or getting bumped at the line. He reminds me of a taller version of Ted Ginn Jr. and that could mean he’ll be a decent NFL WR, but not a great one.

  • http://zonersports.com The Zoner

    Trade up–LOL!!!!!!!!

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