Chicago Bears: 2015 Staff Predictions
Nov 16, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears fans joke around in the stands at their game against the Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports
Michael Curcio (8-8)
They have a MUCH stronger coaching staff and will be better on both sides of the ball. The offense will be more balanced and I think Jay has a bounce back year. I do think that they will be better than what most people think and after a rough first half, will make a run in the second half. I just don’t see how you can say that they’ll be worse than last year. With that said, I just don’t see them improved enough defensively to get them into the playoffs.
Whitney Thomas (9-7)
The Bears have a long way to go before they can be considered real contenders in the NFC. I don’t expect anything spectacular from them this season but with the few changes made a 9-7 record seems plausible. I have faith that John Fox, Adam Gase and Vic Fangio will do what is needed to have the team in position to compete each week. Bears fans should think of this season as a rebuilding year, a time for the team and organization to adjust to new systems and leadership.
Elijah Zelkoney (4-12)
It’s going to be a long season. We expected this. This year is the most intense, painful period in the Bears growing pains. It will be like 2010-14 for the Cubs. However, I don’t the Bears will take as long to become a contender as the North side baseball team. Bear with the Bears this year. The team is two good draft picks from present-day relevance.
Brennan Lippmann (7-9)
Dec 21, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Exterior view of Soldier Field prior to the game between the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
It’s time we all accepted the fact that we are rebuilding. A full on implosion, but in a good way. This season is about evaluation. Ryan Pace and John Fox are determining who can contribute to this team’s success in the future. Although, with such a stellar coaching staff, I can see the Bears becoming at least competitive. That’s all that’s expected from this team. But it’s totally possible the Bears pull off some gutsy wins.
Cameron Curtis (8-8)
I think the Bears will do better than most expect this season, but I’m still bracing myself for frustration. They will lose some games that they should win, and win some that we didn’t even give them a chance in. I suspect that they will flirt with the playoffs briefly before disappointing us all and finishing somewhere near the middle of the pack.
Robert Napier (11-5)
The Bears surprise the league and just about everyone else and win the NFC North. Offense is built on a the run game and Defense and Special Teams are top 10.
NOW IT’S YOUR TURN!!! Post your prediction in the COMMENTS section below. That way, when the Bears finish the season with your 12-4 prediction, you can remind me and tell me you told me so.