Urlacher - Bears Super Bowl Window Closing


In the opening comment from Bears captain and face of the franchise Brian Urlacher, he says what many including myself have been thinking for some time – the Bears Super Bowl window is closing.

 

With Urlacher, Briggs, Peppers and Tillman on the wrong side of 30, the time is now to get a Super Bowl.  That window of opportunity doesn’t stay open forever and now is the time to go “all in” and get all of the right pieces to push across the finish line.  Instead, Jerry Angelo and the Bears chose to go for retreads instead of fresh new tires for that ride to Indianapolis for Super Bowl XLVI.  But let’s take a look at this from a different angle.

The reason the Bears are so long in the tooth on defense is because a) Jerry Angelo sucks at drafting and b) they traded away two first round picks to get Jay Cutler.  In getting Cutler, I think the Bears are casting a new mold for the team to become an offesnsive-minded team.   People like scoring; chicks dig the long ball.

Let’s face it, when the Bears went to Super Bowl XLI, they went in spite of Rex Grossman.  They went because of Devin Hester and his ridiculous returns and Brian Urlacher and Lance Briggs in their primes just straight ballin’.  They went in part thanks to Mike Brown and Tommie Harris before they got broken.

With paper-thin depth in the back 7 on the defense, this might be the season when Jay Cutler and the offense step to the forefront and lead this team to wins.  Rather than saying that the window is closing, let’s say that the pendulum is swinging.  It’s swinging from a defense-centric, grind it out team to an offense-based team that will try to outscore the opponents rather than shut them down.

The league is set up to favor the offense and it’s time the Bears step into the 21st century and try to keep up with the Joneses.  And Rodgers.  And Breeses. And Bradys.

What do you think, is the Bears’ Super Bowl window closing?  Is it already closed?  Is the pendulum swinging from defense to offense and if that’s the case, do you think the Bears can be successful as an offense oriented team?

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  • DeCon76

    Is this Boomer writing this or did Coop learn to type? Damn Boom, way to fill your glass half way!!! The fact of the matter, is while I am not sure I agree 100% with what you say, you do bring up some good points. Mostly, I don’t agree with you because I don’t trust Angelo to have the more foresight and I trust Ruskell even less. That said, I see no reason why the Bears can’t compete well this season and we will know afterthe first month of the season…actually we’ll know after the first 3 weeks. If the Bears can compete well in those games and somehow come away 2-1, I think they will stay in the discussion all season, because the schedule gets appreciably more manageable starting in week 4. I think the D will be fine this year and I hope JC and the O can pick up their game. I don’t want to spoil the staff predictions for the Bears season which I know you are probably writing up as we speak, but I think the outlook for this year is good. The team is 100% behind their coach and in this day and age of prima donna atheletes (even Lance Briggs), I think that goes a long way…damn, I am glad football is back!!!

  • DeCon76

    Is this Boomer writing this or did Coop learn to type? Damn Boom, way to fill your glass half way!!! The fact of the matter, is while I am not sure I agree 100% with what you say, you do bring up some good points. Mostly, I don’t agree with you because I don’t trust Angelo to have the more foresight and I trust Ruskell even less. That said, I see no reason why the Bears can’t compete well this season and we will know afterthe first month of the season…actually we’ll know after the first 3 weeks. If the Bears can compete well in those games and somehow come away 2-1, I think they will stay in the discussion all season, because the schedule gets appreciably more manageable starting in week 4. I think the D will be fine this year and I hope JC and the O can pick up their game. I don’t want to spoil the staff predictions for the Bears season which I know you are probably writing up as we speak, but I think the outlook for this year is good. The team is 100% behind their coach and in this day and age of prima donna atheletes (even Lance Briggs), I think that goes a long way…damn, I am glad football is back!!!

  • City

    Hey Boomer!

    I agree with half of what you half said, and the other half I don’t agree with half as much as I agree with the first half… LOL!

    Two thoughts: After the Saints – Packers game last night, I don’t know how our defense can stay with either of those teams. The dream of a 2-1 start doesn’t look good. If Atlanta has improved (which it looks like they have), I will be shocked if we can compete in any of the first three games.

    Second thought: stop dissing on Rex Grossman. Rex was never really the problem. He is actually a decent quarterback, and I am willing to bet he will prove that this year with Washington. The issue, back then, was our crappy offensive coordinator, who couldn’t design a lean-to if you spotted him three stacked sticks and handed him a tarp.

  • City

    Hey Boomer!

    I agree with half of what you half said, and the other half I don’t agree with half as much as I agree with the first half… LOL!

    Two thoughts: After the Saints – Packers game last night, I don’t know how our defense can stay with either of those teams. The dream of a 2-1 start doesn’t look good. If Atlanta has improved (which it looks like they have), I will be shocked if we can compete in any of the first three games.

    Second thought: stop dissing on Rex Grossman. Rex was never really the problem. He is actually a decent quarterback, and I am willing to bet he will prove that this year with Washington. The issue, back then, was our crappy offensive coordinator, who couldn’t design a lean-to if you spotted him three stacked sticks and handed him a tarp.

  • KevinHill

    I don`t see it, I see a run oriented team still, and Martz has been reined in by Lovie, What Lovie wants , Lovie gets it seems, they are passing more only because they have to, But I still don`t see a number 1 receiver?? and Olsen out the door mistake,

  • KevinHill

    I don`t see it, I see a run oriented team still, and Martz has been reined in by Lovie, What Lovie wants , Lovie gets it seems, they are passing more only because they have to, But I still don`t see a number 1 receiver?? and Olsen out the door mistake,

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