Our draft selection has potential only seen in few players. His rare athletic traits set him apart from his peers. Most of all, Leonard Floyd’s competitive fire outmatches anyone, and he’s already getting 1st defensive team snaps in practice this summer.
The Chicago Bears ended the 2015 season with 6 wins and 10 losses. They improved from their 2014 record of 5-11. So what went right? Wrong? Comment below.
Matt Forte is turning 31 this year and that is very old for a NFL football player, especially for a running back with the kind of miles that Forte has. This offseason Matt Forte will be a free agent and he has to make the decision if he wants to stay with the Bears or leave and perhaps end up in Dallas or with the Jets. The Bears have a decent young running back named Jeremy Langford, so if the Bears have faith in Langford and believe Forte is too old then the Bears front office will not resign Forte. He has told the press that he wanted to stay time and again. He has been quoted saying “Everyone’s acting like I won’t be back. I can be back” and “I want to retire a Bear. They have to want the same thing”. The management thus far has not responded favorably on the topic of a return for Mr. Reliable.
There are many Pros and Cons to Forte staying and leaving. One pro is that when or if Forte leaves a huge chunk of money will be able to be spent on other free agents such as pro bowler Von Miller or new superstar corner Josh Norman. A con to Forte leaving is that you are depending on a second year running back from Michigan State to be your star in your offense. From the limited sample we have, Langford has been very capable in spelling the aging Forte and even taking on the feature role when Matt was injured.
Whether Forte stays or leaves, he will be remembered in Bears lore forever and as one of the best all-purpose backs in NFL history. So, on behalf of Chicago Sports Daily and fans everywhere, thank you Matt Forte for all of the hours you put in in blue and orange. We’ll miss you.
The Bears we have been watching these past two weeks look nothing like the Bears we had grown accustomed to seeing earlier this season. After inking in two consecutive road wins, one in San Diego and one in St. Louis, the Bears look like a team that can contest for a division title. To make matters even more impressive, both these wins have come after unquestioned star Matt Forte went down with injury. So what gives? Why have the Bears suddenly turned from a team contesting for last place to a team with re-vamped dreams of a playoff berth? The answer is simple, really: Quarterback Jay Cutler.
Week after week, drive after drive, players are down with injury. My fantasy team is officially in ruins. While injury is often a topic of discussion in the NFL, the issue this time is not centered around concussions, but rather season or career ending knee and ankle injuries. After Le’veon Bell, Steve Smith, Reggie Bush, Arian Foster, Jamaal Charles, Deon Lewis and many more of the league's best offensive threats suffered season ending injuries, it became very clear that the NFL has a bigger issue on its hands.
The Chicago Bears find themselves in an interesting situation through the first eight weeks, as they’re 2-5 on the season and are longshots to make the playoffs. The Bears are in the same division as the Packers, who sit atop the NFC North standings at 6-1. The Bears potentially could capture a wild card spot, but the Falcons, Seahawks, Rams and the Vikings are all ahead of them making the Bears playoff chances are very slim. They’ve played better than most expected, as they were viewed as the worst team in the NFL before the season started. Unfortunately, they don’t have the record to show for it, but they have lost three close games, by a combined fourteen points, which is a very small margin of points to lose by in three games. This shows all three games were very winnable, and if the Bears won these games, they would’ve been 5-2 and sitting atop of the NFC North standings. However, the difference between the Bears and Packers was highlighted by Head Coach of the Bears, John Fox, “great teams win close games and good teams know how to give away close games.” This was a great explanation by Coach Fox, and it leads me to believe the Bears should continue to play competitively.
To all those who may not have noticed, the NFL officiating crews have made significant errors these past weeks. Could these mistakes have larger effects in the future?
After week 5, it seemed like all of the teams had potential. Some games ended very close and many ended in overtime. There were some surprising upsets like the Bears beating the Chiefs 18-17 and the Browns beating the Ravens 33-30 in OT. Other games were done when they started like the 42-17 win the Cardinals had against the Lions and the Patriots win 30-6 over the Cowboys. Some games came down to the last second. Literally.
Starting the season 0-3, the Chicago Bears needed a win against the ever so surprising 2-1 Oakland Raiders. Come Sunday, Chicago was playing their first match since a slew of monumental roster changes.
The Bears traded Jared Allen and Jon Bostic, and also cut Brock Vereen. The talent lost the week before was already a large gap to fill, however the Bears were also playing without top receiver Alshon Jeffrey. To add insult to injury, on the 2nd play of the game, starting center Will Montgomery was taken down from behind, taking out his left ankle, and removing him from the game.
Week 3 went basically just as anyone could predict, except for two games. These two games shocked me. The first game is our beloved Bears. Read more for an in depth review if the third week here: