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Adam Tracey
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Adam Tracey

Lead writer for Windy City Gridiron, a Chicago Bears blog

Bears beef up


I am torn between two teams and I don't know if it is the homer in me. I think if the Bears had done something along the offensive line, I would be comfortable to say they win. Obviously, they didn't get any big names in the draft and that is okay. Not too many rookies are going to make a big splash this year. The Bears got quality players, often lower than expected. Guys who can be a big part of the team later.

One of the Bears biggest weak spots is the secondary and while that is still a spot being figured out, in the Bears defense it isn't supposed to be filled with Pro Bowlers. If the Bears do their job on the defensive line, the secondary doesn't have to do as much. That is why the signing of Julius Peppers is huge for us. You have to double him. If Tommie Harris can return to form like many think he might, you have to account for him. You can only double so many guys. That frees up either Anderson or Idonije to have an easy task on the other side. Chester Taylor is a starting running back on a lot of teams. Why he is content to always be a back up, I don't know, but I"ll take it. This allows us to never be actually sacrificing by giving Matt Forte a rest. Chris Harris brings a legitimate presence to the secondary. Don't forget about Mike Martz and Mike Tice. These guys could pay huge dividends.

The other team that had a big year is the Jets. It is nice to see an organization who gets it. You need to be excellent on one side of the ball and good on the other. The Jets were already excellent defensively, then to bring in Cromartie is big-time. Then brining in Tomlinson and Holmes and having Sanchez with a year under his belt. They are going to be a tough out all 16 games. They should make another deep run in the playoffs.

By Adam Tracey  |  May 6, 2010; 12:46 PM ET  | Category:  Chicago Bears , Draft , Free Agency , NFL Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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