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Monday, December 5th, 2016

BEARS FINISH 7-9

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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.

  • dhaab

    Don’t hold your breath on signing Briggs. Some team is going to be throwing a Brinks truck at him this offseason and the Bears have far too many big contracts to take on another one like that.

    Just be glad you don’t have to follow the pathetic Rams organization right now. Frontierre is on her death bed and team president, John Shaw is convinced the only reason they sucked this year was because of the rash of injuries. They still refuse to put a true GM in the front office and it seems they won’t be good for a long time now. Hopefully after Georgia dies, the team will be sold to someone who actually has a clue how to run a sports franchise.

  • http://www.meaninglis.com Lis

    I think it’s more likely for Briggs to stay and more likely Berrian will leave.

  • dhaab

    Briggs will be FAR more in demand than Berrian.

  • http://zonersports.com The Zoner

    No doubt but I don’t think that’s what Lis was sayin. Olsen was a nice draft pick and a nice start to revamping the offense. But they need a few more skill players, especially if the O-line is going to stink.

  • dhaab

    Well, all I’m saying is if I’m a Bears fan, I’d want them to sign Berrian more than Briggs. The D will still be good w/o Briggs, but the offense is weak even with Berrian next year.

  • http://happyhubby-verne.blogspot.com/ Verne

    I have heard some talk of Donavan McNabb becoming a Bear next year. What have you heard up in the windy city?

  • http://zonersports.com The Zoner

    I would love it but I don’t see what the Bears could give philly to get him here.

  • http://happyhubby-verne.blogspot.com/ Verne

    Good point I am sure he would not come cheap.

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