In a recent NFL.com article titled, NFC weak spots, Gregg Rosenthal ran through each team in the National Football Conference and listed out what he believes to be their, you guessed it, weak spots.
We’ve discussed some of the Chicago Bears’ shortcomings and worst case scenarios the last few weeks, but I gotta tell you, if what Rosenthal lists as their biggest weakness is really their biggest weakness, then I feel pretty good about the 2018 season.
He thinks Chicago’s problem is their “offensive cohesion.”
The longer this offseason lasts, the more I like this Bears roster. It’s sturdy throughout, with a strong base on both lines. The only trick is making this grand offensive overhaul work right out of the gate. The additions of Allen Robinson, Taylor Gabriel, Anthony Miller and Trey Burton look great on paper, but fitting all the new pieces together is a lot to ask of first-time head coach Matt Nagy and second-year quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.
If Chicago’s offense is just a fraction better than it was last year, then I feel good about this team.
I get that the Bears are in the early stages of installing Nagy’s new offense, something we’ve touched on in great lengths in our Xs&Os section, but this team will be better out of the gate this year because the talent has been upgraded, the offensive coaching is better, and most importantly, quarterback Mitchell Trubisky will be allowed to quarterback his team.
The Bears’ offense may not be running on all cylinders until next year, but even running on a couple cylinders will be an upgrade over the broken down Model T we saw last season.