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The Chicago Bears went through a radical identity change last season as Marc Trestman took over from head coach from Lovie Smith. It was an interesting, although not that successful season for Trestman and the Chicago Bears.
The Chicago Bears were a strong defensive oriented club under Smith that had an offense that was a perpetual source of frustration. Under Trestman the offense showed dramatic improvement but the defense was rendered virtually helpless. The Chicago Bears went from a 10-6 team in Smith’s final year to an 8-8 team in Trestman’s first season.
Chicago last made the playoffs in 2010 and that has been their only appearance since 2006.
2014 Chicago Bears Super Bowl Odds: 29-1
2014 Season Win Total: 8.5 (over -145)
2014 Chicago Bears Offense: The Chicago Bears had one of the top offenses in the league a year ago as they averaged 27.8 points per game. Quarterback Jay Cutler played well and his backup Josh McCown was excellent. In fact, McCown was so good that he now has the starting job in Tampa Bay. If anything happens to Cutler this season the Bears are done as they don’t have a quality backup. And keep in mind that Cutler hasn’t played a full season since 2009. The weapons at Cutler’s disposal are excellent as he has two outstanding receivers in Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffrery and he has one of the top backs in football behind him in Matt Forte.
2014 Chicago Bears Defense: The Chicago Bears defense was nothing short of a mess last season. If not for the sickening defense of the Dallas Cowboys, this unit might have been the worst in the NFL. The team did make some moves on the defensive line but bringing in an aging Jared Allen isn’t anything special. The team also added Lamarr Houston, Willie Young and Trevor Scott but they lost Julius Peppers and Corey Wootton. The linebackers were terrible because Lance Briggs was hurt. He is back but he is now 34 years old. The team took Kyle Fuller in the NFL Draft and he will help out Tim Jennings and the overrated Charles Tillman. Overall the defense will be improved but that is not saying much.
Chicago Bears Additions: The team added WR Domenik Hixon, WR Josh Morgan, C Brian De La Puente, DE Jared Allen, DE Lamarr Houston, DE Willie Young, DE Trevor Scott, OLB Jordan Senn, S Adrian Wilson, S M.D. Jennings, S Ryan Mundy and S Danny McCray. They took Kyle Fuller and E. Ferguson with their first two NFL Draft picks.
Chicago Bears Offseason Losses: The team lost QB Josh McCown, RB Michael Bush, WR Earl Bennett, DE Julius Peppers, DE Corey Wootton, DT Henry Melton, OLB James Anderson, CB Zackary Bowman, S Major Wright, P Adam Podlesh and KR Devin Hester.
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Chicago Bears Offense
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Chicago Bears Defense
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Too Many Questions: The fall of the Bears defense was stunning but perhaps it should not have been as the unit has been aging. Trestman will now have to try and find solutions to shore up that side of the ball and keep his offense humming.
By the Numbers: The Bears have paid out in just 5 out of their last 16 games as a favorite with 15 out of their last 20 games as a chalk going over the total. The Bears have come away with the cash in just 5 out of their last 20 games as a dog with just 7 out of their last 17 games as a pup going under the total.
2014 Chicago Bears Roster
Quarterbacks: 6 Jay Cutler, 8 Jimmy Clausen, 2 Jordan Palmer, 12 David Fales.
Running Backs: 25 Ka'Deem Carey, 38 Shaun Draughn, 43 Tony Fiammetta FB, 32 Michael Ford, 22 Matt Forté, 36 Jordan Lynch, 35 Senorise Perry.
Wide Receivers: 11 Josh Bellamy, 17 Alshon Jeffery, 15 Brandon Marshall, 19 Josh Morgan, 81 Terrence Toliver, 14 Eric Weems, 82 Chris Williams, 10 Marquess Wilson, 18 Michael Spurlock, 80 Armanti Edwards.
Tight Ends: 83 Martellus Bennett, 87 Jeron Mastrud, 86 Zach Miller, 85 Matthew Mulligan, 88 Dante Rosario, 84 Fendi Onobun.
Offensive Linemen: 60 Taylor Boggs C/G, 73 Cody Booth T/TE, 62 Eben Britton T/G, 78 James Brown G/T, 74 Jermon Bushrod T, 64 Brian de la Puente C, 52 James Dunbar G, 63 Roberto Garza C/G, 53 Ryan Groy G, 72 Charles Leno, Jr. T/G, 79 Joe Long T, 75 Kyle Long G, 67 Jordan Mills T, 68 Matt Slauson G, 70 Michael Ola T.
Defensive Linemen: 69 Jared Allen DE, 91 David Bass DE, 98 Nate Collins DT, 79 Brandon Dunn DT, 70 Jamil Merrell DE, 71 Lee Pegues DT, 95 Ego Ferguson DT, 99 Lamarr Houston DE, 73 Austen Lane DE, 92 Stephen Paea NT, 90 Jeremiah Ratliff DT, 72 Tracy Robertson DT, 76 Trevor Scott DE, 93 Will Sutton DT, 94 Cornelius Washington DE, 97 Willie Young DE.
Linebackers: 57 Jon Bostic MLB/OLB, 55 Lance Briggs OLB, 53 Jerry Franklin OLB, 52 Khaseem Greene OLB, 96 Christian Jones OLB, 60 Devekeyan Lattimore OLB/MLB, 49 Conor O'Neill OLB, 59 Jordan Senn OLB, 58 D. J. Williams MLB, 50 Shea McClellin OLB.
Defensive Backs: 47 Chris Conte FS, 31 Isaiah Frey CB, 23 Kyle Fuller CB, 24 Kelvin Hayden CB, 30 Demontre Hurst CB, 37 M. D. Jennings S, 26 Tim Jennings CB, 29 Danny McCray S, 27 Sherrick McManis CB, 21 Ryan Mundy S, 36 Derricus Purdy CB, 20 Craig Steltz S, 33 Charles Tillman CB, 35 Marcus Trice S, 44 Adrian Wilson S, 25 C. J. Wilson CB, 45 Brock Vereen FS, 39 Al Louis-Jean CB.
Special Teams: 9 Robbie Gould K, 48 Brandon Hartson LS, 46 Chad Rempel LS, 1 Tress Way P, 16 Pat O'Donnell P.
2014 Chicago Bears Preseason Schedule
Aug 22-at Seattle
Aug 28-at Cleveland
2014 Chicago Bears Regular Season Schedule
Sep 14-at San Francisco
Sep 22-at NY Jets
Sep 28-Green Bay
Oct 5-at Carolina
Oct 12-at Atlanta
Oct 26-at New England
Nov 9-at Green Bay
Nov 23-Tampa Bay
Nov 27-at Detroit
Dec 15-New Orleans
Dec 28-at Minnesota