Us Bears fans have gotten used to a certain amount of lack of respect starting with last year and it looks like they might actually be getting a little credit from one of last year's biggest doubters.
ESPN is down to picking their best of the NFC. And while they did get best defense from both Merril Hoge and Mark Schlereth, the later actually went on and called it like it should be naming the Bears the best team in the NFC.
The Bears have question marks at the quarterback position, but I believe Rex Grossman will be more consistent this season. This team has thrived despite tremendous inconsistency from the quarterback position. That's because they've maintained the Monsters of the Midway mindset of punishing teams with the run. That will continue this season.
Welcome to our side Mark!