Dec. 18, 2011; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears defensive end Israel Idonije (71) recovers a fumble in the end zone against the Seattle Seahawks during the second quarter at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-US PRESSWIRE

Which Bears Will Have the Biggest Impact This Year?

With the start of training camp here and with all that has been made of the additions by the beloved now is as good a time as any to assess who will have the biggest affect.

Not to leave anyone out I will pick an existing player as well as a new addition and a sleeper on both sides of the ball. You can tell me how wrong I am in the comment section below.

OFFENSE

June 12, 2012; Lake Forest, IL, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) passes during Bears-Minicamp at Halas Hall. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-US PRESSWIRE

Existing player: Jay Cutler

As for existing players there is no doubt in my mind if he stays healthy Cutty will have the biggest affect the 2012-13 season. At the time of his injury last year he was coming together like we had been waiting for. I think that this year will be his breakout season with the help of the additions of Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery. Also if the Hester package is using him like the 85 team used Dennis Gentry the numbers have the potential to be big. I think 4,000 yards and 30 Touchdowns.

June 12, 2012; Lake Forest, IL, USA; Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) during Bears-Minicamp at Halas Hall. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-US PRESSWIRENew addition: Brandon Marshall

New Addition: Brandon Marshall

Enough said.

June 12, 2012; Lake Forest, IL, USA; Chicago Bears running back Michael Bush (29) during Bears-Minicamp at Halas Hall. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-US PRESSWIRE

 

Sleeper: Michael Bush

I think the Bears finally got it right. The past few years have been almost comical when it came to the second back. This year is going to be different. Bush is not the fastest guy in the world but he will get it done between the tackles and in short yardage. I am thinking 800 yards and 8 touchdowns.

DEFENSE

Dec 25, 2011; Green Bay, WI, USA; Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher (54) during the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. The Packers defeated the Bears 35-21. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE

Existing player: Brian Urlacher

There are a few players that could have been mentioned here but I think Urlacher is the winner by a nose. Contract year, getting older and the lack of respect thing puts him over the top.

Nov 14, 2010; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts defensive back Kelvin Hayden (26) celebrates running back an interception for a touchdown against the Cincinnati Bengals at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

New addition: Kelvin Hayden

This may not be the sexy choice but my guess is he will find his way into the starting lineup sooner rather then later. While his affect may not show up on the stat sheet with many INT’s it will show up on film with good coverage opposite peanut.

Sleeper: Israel Idonije
Izzy has Pepp on one side and rookie Shea McClellin pushing behind him. I think this may be his best year knowing what is at stake. Don’t be surprised to see 10 or so sacks from Izzy this year.

That is just my two cents but let me know what you think and as always

BEAR DOWN

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