Realistically, I can see up moving up 8-10 spots offensively. After that I think any more improvement rests in FA and even then I don't know that it will have the same impact as Peppers did all by himself.
Originally Posted by GrizzlyBear91
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I guess that's what I was getting, between FA still to come/what we got/ and our new Stud Tackle...
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Our D should be at least as good as last season and probably even better. I see big things coming out of Pep, Paea, Melton, Izzy, etc on the line this year. Couple that with a decent secondary and an awesome LB-crew...looks like a recipe for success.
Originally Posted by soulman
IMHO, our ST coverage could stand to improve a little bit--hoping Conte & JT contribute there. Our return game is a huge advantage over virtually every other team.
Note to Lovie:
What #23 does at WR is basically gravy. He needs to be back to return EVERY SINGLE KICK. Maximum ST touches. Even the mere threat of DH receiving the punt/KO gets inside the kicker's and coverage's head and changes the game. Every return, Lovie...every one. Don't over-think it.
Yep, gotta focus on Offense, Offense, Offense in FA. A move from bottom-of-the-barrel to even middle-tier on O would make an enormous difference. Would keep us close to GB and 2 steps ahead of Detroit. We had games last year in which we won unconvincingly vs. non-playoff competition. Either we "played down" to their level or our O just didn't have the firepower to bury these teams 31-7 like we could and should. 5 of our 6 losses were easily winnable with just a modicum of additional scoring. You can't help but be excited about the potential and opportunity the Bears have this year if they can just spice up the O a bit more!
1 starting-caliber OG and a 1 big-target WR please, Jerry...
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