There is no escaping it. As the 2019 NFL season begins the Chicago Bears are among the favorites to get the Super Bowl. Rightfully so.
Make every play,
Clear the way to victory
The addition of Khalil Mack just before the start of the 2018 season has proven to be one of the greatest moves any NFL GM has pulled off in the last 5 years. I think that it’s safe to say adding number 52 made first year head coach Matt Nagy’s job last year a lot easier. With that one addition a good defense became great and the Bears weren’t just competing but succeeding.
Put up a fight with a might so fearlessly
Many have questioned Ryan Pace’s 1st round draft picks. Rightfully so. However, at the start of his 5th year as the Bears GM he has built one of the deepest rosters in the NFL. From top to bottom. On offense and defense the 2019 Bears are loaded with talent. The real question marks for this Bears team surround the quarterback Mitchell Trubisky and Head Coach Matt Nagy.
Here are the variables to consider going into the 2019 season:
- Health (for all 32 NFL teams)
- Trubisky’s development
- Matt Nagy vs. 1 year on tape for all to view, analyze, chart, plan, etc.
- Chuck Pagano as Defensive Coordinator
We’ll never forget the way you thrilled the nation
With your T-formation
As my grandfather loves to say, if ifs and buts were candies and nuts, we’d all have a Merry Christmas.
But, and if, they stay reasonable healthy. If Trubisky doesn’t take a step back in his development. If Matt Nagy can continue to keep the other sideline guessing. If Chuck Pagano can guide this defense. Then, there is no reason why the 2019 Chicago Bears shouldn’t be playing in late January. But, only time will reveal these answers.
Let them know why your wearing the crown,
The only draw back from last years regular season success is this years first place schedule. But, such is life as a successful NFL franchise. Given the last 30 years or so of the Chicago Bears futility, I’ll take it. +/-4 seasons
The key to success this year for this team is a quick start. Week in and week out putting up points early is paramount. If they can do that then this defense can pin it’s ears back and play fast. The same can be said for the season. If they can get to the bye week at 4-1 or 3-2 that will make those mid season tests at home versus the Saints, and on the road against the Eagles and Rams great wins but not must wins.
Your the pride and joy of Illinois
At this moment each NFL franchise has it’s own variables. Some similar. Some totally different. Some already to much to overcome.
I, along with the rest of Bear fans, couldn’t be more optimistic entering Week 1. Unlike the majority of the last 3 plus decades it’s not false optimism coming from Halas Hall. But, 16 games. That is all any franchise is guaranteed. Much like every year there are lots of questions for all NFL teams. Fittingly, tomorrow night along the Lake Shore for the 199th time the Chicago Bears take on the Green Bay Packers to start the NFL’s 100th season. The preseason is over and we will begin to get some answers to these questions and more.