The Chicago Bears early season play has no doubt left room for improvement. Inconsistent play on both offense and defense has left the team and Bears fans wanting more. However, the season is nowhere close to over and plenty of time remains for Cutler and company to right the ship.Through the first eight weeks the Bears have played five road games.The last of those five will be in New England versus the mighty Patriots. The bye week in week nine has been identified as a crucial part of the season.Head coach Marc Trestman will use the week off to make the important adjustments the team needs to get back to their winning ways.The Bears offense currently ranks number ten in the NFL.For most teams that would be acceptable but not for a team with weapons like Matt Forte, Brandon Marshall, and Alshon Jeffrey.The Bears need your support! Head to Gold Coast Tickets to get the best seats in the house!
Marc Trestman is in his 2nd year as the Bears head coach, coming off a season in which the Bears were one tough Packers game away from making the playoffs. Many departures occurred in the offseason on both the coaching and players side. With new coaching hires and a new artillery of players, the Bears could be strong contenders for the NFC North this season. The offense looks to remain strong as star receiving targets Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery return for the 2014 season. Both wide receivers had over 1,200 receiving yards each last season. Cutler returns at quarterback after signing a seven year deal with the Bears. Also returning and looking to make an offensive impact is Matt Forte and Martellus Bennett. The Bears look to make a complete overhaul of their defense with new defensive ends Lamarr Houston, Jared Allen, Willie Young, and Isreal Idonije.
The team also made additions in the offseason with signing safeties M.D. Jennings, Ryan Mundy, and Danny McCray, wide receiver/return man Domenik Hixon, and linebacker Jordan Senn. Free agents D.J. Williams, Charles Tillman, and Craig Steltz were also resigned to the Bears. But free agents weren't the only impact acquisitions that the Bears made this offseason. The 2014 NFL Draft saw the Bears take a lockdown cornerback in Virginia Tech product Kyle Fuller in the first round as well as a host of players who put up huge numbers in college. Notable standouts include monster defensive tackles Ego Ferguson (LSU) and Will Sutton (Arizona State), Arizona running back Ka'Deem Carey (42 touchdowns over the last two seasons), and Miami punter Pat O'Donnell.