ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

The Good news Bears

Updated on January 19, 2014

Bears fans gone wild

Bears fans hope that this is their year.
Bears fans hope that this is their year. | Source

Started from the bottom

Last season’s chase for a championship ended with much disappointment for the Chicago Bears. After posting a 10-6 record The Bears missed the playoffs which cost coach Lovie Smith his job, saw Brian Urlacher retire, and the hiring of a Canadian football coach Marc Trestman. Many questions surround the Chicago Bears coming into the preseason, and much had to do with the same old topics. Could the offensive line protect Jay Cutler, how will the ageing defense look, and will Matt Forte get more touches on the offense. Through three preseason games the team has looked both good and bad at times, but the writing is on the wall. It looks like it will be a wild ride to the playoffs, but Bears fans welcome it.

Hope's for the future

With the addition of Kyle Long the Bears hope to protect Jay Cutler.
With the addition of Kyle Long the Bears hope to protect Jay Cutler. | Source

Now that's a hit

Is this the year?

Can the Chicago Bears win this years Super Bowl?

See results

Not you same old bears

Many look at the firing on Lovie Smith as the sign of change, but it all started a season before that. The moment that Phil Emery came to town you could tell that things would be different. Using his first round picks two consecutive years to draft young raw talent like Shea McClellin
and Kyle Long caught many fans off guard, but after the Jerry Angelo era many fans bought in. What Emery has brought to town are athletes. What you will see this season that you haven’t in the past for the Chicago Bears is speed. The team has game changers. Guys who have the ability to present match up problems for the likes of the Green Bay Pacers and Minnesota Vikings.

For as long as the Chicago Bears have been around the franchise has been considered a defensive team. With the signing of coach Marc Trestman, the team for the first time has what many could consider an offensive minded coach. During the preseason fans were able to to get a glimpse of the Chicago Bears new offense. Using two rookies and a new zone blocking scheme, the offensive line appears much improved and Jay Cutler remained cleaner during games. Matt Forte seems to be enjoying the new offense as well. After a lack luster 2012 season Forte has simply dominated the preseason averaging 9.3 yards per carry. While fans are loving the new look Bears, Brandon Marshall seems as if he is not quite ready to jump on the ship. After a poor preseason performance against the Oakland Raiders in which Marshall dropped two passes, Brandon Marshall lead many to believe that he is not quite adapted to the offense as he would like to be. As for Jay Cutler, his preseason Seemed to get better towards the end. Fans hope that he will follow the steps of last year free agent to be quarterback Joe Flacco. Flacco lead the Baltimore Ravens to a Super Bowl championship after having a sensational playoff run. What Chicago Bears fans are looking for is all good and no bad Jay.

Many wondered after the firing of Lovie Smith how the Bears defense would look in the future. With an ageing core and the loss of Brian Urlacher, the team has done a great job of incorporating good young talent via the draft. Draft picks like Shea McClellin and Jonathan Bostic look to add another dynamic to an already prolific Bears defense. While the team still plays it’s cover 2 style many are surprised by some of the different looks that they are sending against the opposition. There’s more speed. more blitzing, and yes more takeaways. This was never more evident then in it’s preseason game verses the Raiders in which cornerback Charles Tillman came from the corner on a cornerback blitz for a sack. If the offense can put up points this could be a tough team to beat.

Top bears plays from last season

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)