Chicago Bears: Five Myths Surrounding the 2015 Team

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May 27, 2015; Lake Forest, IL, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6)during organized team activities at the Halas Hall. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

We see it in politics, social issues, debates, sports, etc. Trendy, sexy headlines that capture everyone’s attention and without even reading further, an opinion is formed.

We saw it recently when the USA Today stated that the Chicago Bears will be the worst team in the NFL in 2015. Even though that is one of the furthest stretches of the imagination I have seen in a while, fans will believe that.

Inspired by a piece written by Pete Prisco at, my purpose today is to shoot holes in some headlines and beliefs that have surrounded the 2015 Bears and followed them into camp.

First, lets take a look at what the definition of a “myth” is:

"a widely held but false belief or idea"

What this means is a topic or statement that could be a trendy idea with little support, can be characterized as a myth for the purposes of this piece. I’m going to give my reasons why these 5 widely discussed statements are not true. Does this mean that some of these statements will never happen? No – they certainly may. I’m here to tell you why they won’t or why they’re false.

If any of these prove to become true down the road, I will certainly accept my criticism and take it like a man. That said, if I am right, I will be the first to give you a “told ya so” response.

So….be sure to leave comments on what you agree with me on and what you do not, and we will see how it plays out at the end of the season. I’ll be sure to do a follow-up piece on this in January – I promise.

Next: Myth 1: Jay Cutler is not a good quarterback