Chicago Bears: Five Myths Surrounding the 2015 Team

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Aug 8, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (L) and wide receiver Brandon Marshall (R) talk prior to a preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Myth 2: The offense has taken a step back without Marshall

No player in NFL history has caught more passes than Marshall’s 773 without making the postseason and, after three seasons of high production and drama with the Bears, nobody around Halas Hall likely finds that surprising.

I can say with full confidence that the offense will be better in 2015. Here’s why:

Offensive Coordinator, Adam Gase: One of the best young offensive minds in the NFL has arrived to replace the incompetent Aaron Kromer.

Balance: Denver was 12th in rushing attempts last year under Gase and 11th in 2013. People think that Gase’s offense is all about passing and that’s just not the case. It’s also very known that Fox likes to run the ball as well. The Bears will run the ball better and more successfully in 2015, creating a more balanced attack.

More versatile passing options:  Eddie Royal presents multiple challenges for defenses. He is intelligent and strong enough to run the underneath routes, but still fast enough to catch a slant route and turn it up field for a large gain.

Royal, along with Alshon Jeffery, Kevin White and Marquess Wilson, gives the Bears a potent group of wide receivers. Without his favorite target, look for Jay to spread the love.

Listen, I was a huge Marshall fan and that was my wife’s favorite player. He was exciting and that’s a lot of production to replace – I get it. However, when times got tough, Marshall became a problem as he has his whole career.

It’s funny to me how Cutler gets criticized constantly for his “body language” and behavior but Marshall always got a pass.

John Fox summed it up very well when he said the Bears were “looking for Super Bowlers, not Pro Bowlers.”

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