Chicago Bears: Why 3-13 Prediction is Dead Wrong

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Improved Coaching Staff

The Bears brought in a legitimate head coach in John Fox.  He’s not going to ignore one side of the ball and completely focus on the other.  He’s not going to be in over his head like the last guy and he’s not going to lose the locker room if things don’t go well out of the gate.  Fox has been there, done that.  Fox has brought a physicality and discipline to the team that’s been sorely lacking.

On the defensive side of the ball, the Bears have brought in Vic Fangio.  He is revamping the entire defense.  Gone is Lovie Smith’s tried and true Cover-2 defense while Fangio ushers in a new era to Chicago Bears football.  For the first time in franchise history, the Bears will play a 3-4 defense.  The Bears suddenly become a little more unpredictable.

Fangio’s defense isn’t going to be embarrassed like Mel Tucker’s squad did.  Even with the scheme change and a set of mismatched pieces, Fangio’s defense will not give up back-to-back fifty burgers like the Bears did last season.  Unlike in seasons past, when opposing offenses knew how to attack the Bears defense, Fangio’s going to come at teams from all angles.  Safety blitzes, defensive ends dropping into coverage, you won’t know what to expect.

The Bears defense was worst in franchise history two seasons in a row.  Think about that.  A team that’s been around since 1920 had two straight seasons with the worst defense.  If the 2015 defense can avoid being a complete embarrassment, they’ll be improved.

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