In 2015, there were hardly any shining moments for the Bears’ special teams unit. Constantly, the coverage teams had problems containing kick and punt returns. On the year, Chicago allowed two kick returns and one punt return for touchdowns. In addition, they allowed a blocked punt as well. As for the Bears’ return game, hopefully Omar Bolden, Marc Mariani, or Deonte Thompson could provide a spark that’s been missing since Devin Hester.
Most importantly, kicker Robbie Gould needs to bounce back from a season in which he experienced probably his worst slump of his career. At one stretch, Gould missed three field goals in a row, and later in the season missed game-winning and game-tying attempts in back-to-back weeks against the San Francisco 49ers and the Washington Redskins respectively. Can Gould prove to us once again that he’s one of the most accurate kickers in NFL history?
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