I was sluming over on the DN a little bit ago, and I noticed this gem of an article.
Follow me after the jump for some highlights.
The start of the article claims that the writer thinks the Bears are the most overrated team. He then goes on to explain why.
Thoughts on the D.
Saying that the defense is the same defense of the 4 or 5 years ago is a joke. They haven't performed at that level for quite some time now. I know last year was last year and this year is this year, but the Bears have done little to improve their defense other than release Mike Brown (?) and sign a new d-line coach, who by the way led the lions into infamy last season.
I'm just going to say the pass D is a joke and now without Brown they'll be a bigger joke, evidence of this can be found in the gametape of week 7 and 13. Hell, you can get a better pic of their whole defense in thos tapes.
So.... No Mike Brown means the pass D is a joke. Ok got it. I wonder why week 7 and 13? hmmm...
I didn't know what our special teams were capable of until I saw this. Thank god he cleared everything up for me.
Though they still can be explosive, without Hester there is really no need to pay extra special attention to them. Hester would have been the best returner of all time had he not switched to WR.
On Jay Cutler he had this gem
teams don't trade franchise qbs if they are in fact franchise qbs.
He said a bunch of other garbage about his 17-20 record and the 18 interceptions, but I think the phrase ad nauseum fits for that.
Matt Forte, is a good up and coming back, but he averaged less than 4 ypc last year.
Came up with that all by himself, just top notch stuff.
WR's... He basically said what we've heard time and time again so I won't bore you with that.
Their o-line is old and decrepit, players are let go for a reason and Pace hasn't played a full season in quite some time. Kreutz got worked last season. Schaffer let go by the Browns, need I say more. They also allowed their qb to get sacked the ninth most times last season with 43 sacks allowed.
He's got a point in there somewhere, apparently aquiring new personnel means nothing.
And finally this is why he personally thinks the Bears are overrated.
Overrated, because those stats don't impress me. No one on that team has warranted the hype they've gotten this year. Not even Cutler, and especially not their defense.
I'm not surprised by this post from a Vikes fan at all, however he took the time to post where he pulled all his stats. With stats you can make them look the way you want by cherry picking them. Anyway I thought I'd share for those of you who are not on the DN.
Who do you think is the most overrated team in the NFL? Is it Chicago? As always your thoughts are appreciated and welcomed.