BEARS FINISH 7-9
So the Bears final 2 games of the season were exciting wins, the best football they played all season. The only problem with that is fans expected those final 2 games to be the NFC Championship game and the Super Bowl.
Ron Turner called the game as if he received a copy of “Madden ’08″ for Christmas. Gadgetry, downfield passing and other goodies. There was some creativity in there that was not seen in the offense all year. Nice to see, but aggravating too.
Even so, a simpleton like me can usually predict whether the Bears will run or pass by looking at their formation as they get to the line. That being the case, I wonder what defensive coordinators must know.
The best part of the last 2 games was seeing Urlacher resemble Urlacher. Ogunleye and Alex Brown were fun to watch and created a ton of havoc. Add a healthy Vasher, a re-signed Briggs and some minor adjustments and you could see that the Bears defense could again be one of the best in the league in 2008.
The other side of the ball is a different story. Jerry Angelo’s first 3 draft picks should be running back, wide receiver and offensive lineman, though not necessarily in that order.
Of course, the quarterback situation could be dicey to say the least. I don’t expect to see Grossman here next year. Perhaps it will be a Griese/Orton training camp battle. Who knows. Shore up that line and draft/sign a good running back and the QB gets a lot better.