2013 NFL PREDICTIONS!!! (TYLER)
For Day 21 of my 2013 NFL Predictions i will be breaking down the CHICAGO BEARS!
To me the Chicago Bears are a very intriguing team. They have weapons on offense, play-makers on defense, and good special teams. But last year Chicago started 6-0 before ending on a 2-8 skid which proved to be the downfall of Head Coach Lovie Smith's reign in Chicago. New Head Coach Marc Trestman has some solid pieces to work with like QB Jay Cutler, WR Brandon Marshall, RB's Matt Forte and Michael Bush, TE Martellus Bennett on offense. DE Julius Peppers and Shea McClellin, LB Lance Briggs solidifies the linebackers that are missing star Brian Urlacher, and CBs Charles Tillman and Tim Jennings. Sadly the Bears have had a glaring weakness for years now that hasn't improved or really been addressed heavily and that if Offensive Line, QB Jay Cutler would be a very good quarterback in my opinion if he could get a second or two more in the pocket, but he rarely get's any time to even think much less make a play. Did the Bears see the light and address their O-Line needs in the draft? Let's take a look see shall we?
ROUND 1: Kyle Long OG (Oregon)
ROUND 2: Jon Bostic ILB (Florida)
ROUND 4: Khaseem Green OLB (Rutgers)
ROUND 5: Jordan Mills OT (Louisiana Tech)
ROUND 6: Cornelius Washington OLB (Georgia)
ROUND 7: Marquess Wilson WR (Washington State)
Overall i like the draft from the Bears, Kyle Long and Jordan Mills i could see fighting to start right away on the offensive line. Jon Bostic will get some looks at middle linebacker. But my favorite pick was 7th round pick of WR Marquess Wilson, 7TH ROUND are you kidding me? this kid has some freakish athleticism and will turn some heads this year mark my words. He dropped down draft boards because of "character issues" when he got into trouble with Washington State head coach Mike Leach, but heck who wouldn't be on edge all the time playing for Washington State? Jay Cutlet is going to love having this kid to throw to along with Brandon Marshall. Do i think the Bears have improved enough to fight for the division crown? This division is pretty freaking tough all around. Take a glance at my predictions for the Bears.
@ PITTSBURGH L
@ DETROIT L
NEW ORLEANS W
NEW YORK GIANTS (THURSDAY) L
@ WASHINGTON W
@ GREEN BAY (MONDAY) W
@ ST. LOUIS L
@ MINNESOTA W
DALLAS (MONDAY) W
@ CLEVELAND W
@ PHILADELPHIA W
GREEN BAY W
FINAL RECORD 11 - 5
Analysis: I see good things under Marc Trestman if you didn't notice that already. In my opinion the Bears improved the O-Line enough with Kyle Long on the interior to give QB Jay Cutler that little extra time necessary to make the plays he needs and to open up holes for RB Matt Forte. The Bears defense last year was stout, and even though Brian Urlacher is gone now i don't see much of a drop off from last years defense. I think the Bears have the tools necessary to win the division.
What do you think faithful readers? Let me know in the comments section. Don't be shy.