This has been a rough year for Chicago Bears' fans. While many of us weren't expecting a Super Bowl Championship from our favorite team, most of us were expecting to see them makes strides between the lines. So far, it's not looking very promising. Injuries have hurt the team, but to point to the injured as the main contributor isn't realistic.
- O-line woes
- Play calling
- Can't convert 3rd downs
- Lack of a pass rush
- Can't stop 3rd downs
They started 0-3 last year, but this year's 0-3 has a much different feel to it. They looked better in 2015 after the Emery/Trestman train wreck of 2014, but this year seems like a step back kind of year.
In my latest edition of T Formation Conversation, I look to the future and try and decipher which young players will be part of the core moving forward. In order to do that, I look back at their last few draft classes and discuss the individual players that are still in Chicago and their chances of being around long term.
Did you realize that only 4 of Phil Emery's first two draft classes (2012 and 2013, 12 picks) are still on the Bears?
For more on Chicago's depth and their "rebuild" be sure to check out Josh Sunderbruch's last article, Testing the Bears' Depth.
I only touch on the drafted players from 2012-2016 in the podcast, but you guys be sure to pour over the entire roster and let us know which players you think will be still Bears 1, 2 or 3 years down the road.