NFL Team Preview- Chicago Bears

Here’s a look at the team preview for the Chicago Bears.

Chicago Bears

Coaching Staff: 

  • Head Coach– Matt Nagy (1st year)
  • Offensive Coordinator– Mark Helfrich
  • Defensive Coordinator– Vic Fangio

ODDS TO WIN:

  • NFC Championship- 35/1
  • Super Bowl- 100/1
  • Over/Under Win Totals- 6

Bears odds as of July 27th from MyBookie

Last 4 Season Win Totals:

  • 2014- 5
  • 2015- 6
  • 2016- 3
  • 2017- 5

The Offense

Quarterbacks:

Mitchell Trubisky is considered the future of this franchise. He has great arm strength and shows excellent arm strength. His weakness center around the fact that is isn’t particularly accurate with his throws. He needs to show improvement in the pocket. His backups are Chase Daniel and Tyler Bray. Combined they have 12 years experience and two starts with 79 career passes.

Running Backs:

With a new coach, the running backs must catch passes. Jordan Hamilton will be the guy the lean on at this position. He doesn’t have much experience and has a concern with his hands. Tarik Cohen can catch and burn but is small for the position. Benny Cunningham can do many things from his spot but is lacking in speed. This position is an issue for the Bears.

Receivers:

The addition of Allen Robinson gives the Bears a deep threat to work with while Slot man Taylor Gabriel has lightning speed and Trey Burton has secure hands to catch the ball. Anthony Miller, drafted out of Memphis, will get chances to play.

Offensive Linemen:

Cody Whitehair alternates positions and would be better served to get one spot on the field. Kyle Long,  Pro Bowl guard, has a bevy of injuries he has to overcome each year but he is effective on the field.

The Defense

Defensive Linemen:

If you want big guys, then Eddie Goldman and Akiem Hicks will get it for you. They have proven to create havoc with the inside rush. Teams that rush on the outside against the Bears have better success. Jonathan Bullard will get an end position while Bilal Nichols and John Jenkins complete the field.

Linebackers:

With the loss of 40 sacks from last season, Chicago has to find ways to replace McPhee and Young. Aaron Lynch will be on the edge while Leonard Floyd must turn into a big play guy. Sam Acho has moved into a starting spot but this entire group is a tad slow.

Secondary:

Everyone returns from this from the secondary that was a surprise unit last season. Eddie Jackson and Adrian Amos man the safety spots and play with physicality and determination. Kyle Fuller, a cornerback, shot down all concern last year and Prince Amukamara will cover receivers,

Special Teams

Punter Pat O’Donnell 47-yard7 yard average last year to surprise everyone and kicker Cody Parkey was accurate on almost 87% of his attempts. Long snapper Patrick Scales appears healthy and ready to return to the field.

The Schedule

Preseason Schedule:

August 2- Ravens    AWAY    8 PM  (in Canton, Ohio)

August 9- Bengals   AWAY    6 PM

August 18-  Broncos  AWAY  8 PM

August 25- Chiefs    HOME   NOON

August 30- Bills      HOME   7 PM

Regular Season Schedule:

(all games Central time)

September 9-   Packers   AWAY   7:20 PM

September 16-  Seahawks  HOME  7:15 PM

September 23-  Cardinals   AWAY   3:25 PM

September 30-  Buccaneers  HOME  NOON

October 7-   BYE WEEK

October 14- Dolphins   AWAY   NOON

October 21- Patriots   HOME    NOON

October 28- NY Jets    HOME    NOON

November 4-   Bills      AWAY     NOON

November 11-  Lions   HOME   NOON

November 18-  Vikings  HOME  NOON

November 22-  Lions      AWAY   NOON

December 2-  NY Giants  AWAY  NOON

December 9-   LA Rams   HOME  NOON

December 16-  Packers    HOME  NOON

December 23-  49’ers        AWAY   3:05 PM

December 30-  Vikings     AWAY    NOON

Other Information

Chairman- George H. McCaskey

General Manager- Ryan Pace

Phone- 842-295-6600

Website-  www.chicagobears.com

Stadium-Soldier Field

Capacity- 61,500

Surface- Grass