The football offseason can be broken down into four phases:
Phase 1: Free Agency
Phase 2: The Draft
Phase 3: June Cuts
Phase 4: Training Camp
The Bears are now moments away from completing Phase 2. In Phase 1, the Bears made huge splashes to address the offense with Cutler, Pace, Omiyale, and Shaffer. However, no major additions were added to the other side of the ball, aside from new D-line coach Marinelli, and a couple of veteran safeties to provide competition (Bullocks and Earl).
And, perhaps the Bears biggest need on offense, a veteran WR, will be addressed in Phase 3, with the addition of a veteran who is cut in June.
So... with Lovie taking over the D this year... major needs at FS & DE... and a Phase 1 that was focused primarily on the offense, you make the call.
Which side of the ball will be the focus of the Bears 1st pick in the 2009 draft (#49 overall)?
Offense (WR, O-line) (24 votes)
Defense (Safety, DE) (26 votes)
50 total votes