Bankroll Sports columnists have provided an NFL football team preview on the 2008 Chicago Bears. Read for information on what to expect from the Bears for the upcoming 2008 NFL Football Picks season.
The 2008 Chicago Bears come back after a very substandard season in 2007. Rex Grossman is the quarterback for the time being in the Windy City, but that can also change in just one or two weeks of horrendous play. However, we all have seen what backup Kyle Orton can do, and it's not pretty. Can Grossman finally have a productive season in the National Football League and silence his millions of critics?
Chicago is going to need an effective running gamer for them to have any chance of being a playoff team in 2008 (kind of redundant). Cedric Benson will really have to step up his game and stay off the injured list. As usual, the defense will be the backbone of the team with star linebacker Brian Urlacher who happy as a clam, enjoying his new 50+ million dollar contract. But, as usual quarterback issues could potentially keep this team from exceeding anyone's expectations.
Maybe, the problem isn't Grossman. Maybe, he just needs more protection. Well, in the 2008 NFL Draft, many expert say that picking offensive linemen Chris Williams at number 14 was an excellent choice. Williams should be able to come right in and give 'Sexy Rexy' a little more comfort in the pocket. They also beefed up the o-line in the later stages of the draft by selecting Kick Barton in the 7th round. Many say that Barton should have been taken much earlier then he was. The Bears also added some much needed talent to their skill positions by selecting running back Matt Forte to backup and perhaps replace Cedric Benson in his first signs of deterioration. They also added wide receiver Earl Bennett who some say may be the most talented WR currently on the Chicago Bears roster. Overall it looks as if Chicago made some very wise decisions in the draft by taking multiple players that could make an immediate impact on the field in 2008.
The 2008 Chicago Bears' schedule is no picnic, however. They have a stretch, between weeks 11 and 13, where they have to play three straight games away from Soldier Field. There is no other team in the National Football League that has to take on the task of three straight games on the road. They also have to face the Colts in Indy where Peyton Manning will break in the Colts' new building for the first time. Chicago also closes out the season with a tough road game at Houston.
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