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Mid-season adjustments: Can the Chicago Bears bounce back and make the playoffs?

The Bears could be in trouble, but have the talent to compete with the best in the NFC. What adjustment needs to be made to make a run?

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The 2014 season has been bewildering so far for Chicago Bears fans... They start the year with one of the most talented offenses in the league, a significantly improved defense, and a general manager/ head coach combination that seems to finally be what the Bears need to get over the hump.

But 3-4 after the first seven games, and having to face a New England Patriots team right before the Bye? It isn't looking pretty.

One thing that is hard to gauge is how much of an impact the injuries have had. Most teams in the league face significant losses, and the Chicago Bears can certainly be counted on that list, but it's never easy to know just how much they hurt the team's execution.

Either way, Bears fans seem to still be supportive of the players, but the most vocal appear to have turned on the coaching staff. Not that defensive coordinator Mel Tucker had a lot of support from the outset of the season, but now even head coach Marc Trestman has been the target of that special brand of Chicago ire that we know so well.

We get the Patriots this week, then a much-welcomed Bye week.  With that said, what mid-season adjustments could be made that would turn the season around? Is a postseason run still in the equation?

Let us know what you think.

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