The FanSided Sports network is getting ready to pick the toughest division in football. Me and my fellow NFC North bloggers, along with your help, have put together a team to represent the division. Check out the offense, as unveiled by SideLion Report:
QB: Aaron Rodgers – GB
RB: Adrian Peterson – MIN, Jahvid Best – DET
WR: Calvin Johnson – DET, Greg Jennings – GB
TE: Visanthe Shiancoe – MIN
LT: Jeff Backus – DET
LG: Steve Hutchinson – MIN
C: Olin Kreutz – CHI
RG: Josh Sitton – GB
RT: Mark Tauscher – GB
I guess it’s not a big surprise that the Bears aren’t well represented on offense after a hideous year last season. I tried to make a case for Cutler, saying that if surrounded by the top talent in the division, he could flourish.
Another disappointment was not getting Matt Forte voted in as the #2 running back behind the Vikings’ Adrian Peterson. Jahvid Best people? That’s what you get when you put the power in the peoples’ hands. Don’t make me get all political here.
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The defense is a little better represented by the orange and blue, boasting four Bears:
DE: Julius Peppers – CHI, Jared Allen – MIN
DT: Kevin Williams – MIN, Ndamukong Suh – DET
LB: Lance Briggs – CHI, Brian Urlacher – CHI, Clay Matthews – GB
CB: Charles Woodson – GB, Charles Tillman – CHI
S: Nick Collins – GB, Louis Delmas – DET
No surprise that Peppers makes the list, even though he’s never suited up in Bears colors. Meanwhile, the Bears prove to be “linebacker U” with both Urlacher and Briggs making the squad. Peanut Tillman, though seemingly demoted by the Bears, still carries the reputation to get him a starting nod for the NFC North team at corner.
Don’t worry Bears fans, we own it on Special Team:
K: Robbie Gould – CHI
KR: Percy Harvin -MIN
PR: Devin Hester – CHI
Why no punter on the team? Because with our killer offense, we won’t need one!
So here’s how the team breaks down:
Bears – 7 players
Packers – 7 players
Vikings – 6 players
Lions – 5 players
Way to represent, Chicago! I don’t know if it’s the die-hard Bears fans or what, but for a team that experts predict to finish a distant 3rd in the division, the Bears sure seem to stack up pretty closely talent-wise. Be sure to check back next week when we pit our team against the best of the rest of the divisions.