Chicago Bears 2013/2014
I could start my post with the typical prediction that I make every year - "Super Bowl" - but I am not going to.
Realistically, I think the Packers and Bears are going to battle for the NFC North Championship. With Lovie and his staff gone, and Brian Urlacher now retired, there is obviously going to be some adjustment period. I like Marc Trestman and he seems like he is going to be creative on offense. The D should be pretty strong given their talent and the new pieces they have picked up. All that said, I could see the Bears going anywhere from 6-10 to 12-4. My guess is the Bears will go 10-6 and make the playoffs this year.
The areas I am most concerned with are offensive line - where it looks like 2 rookies will be starting - and QB. The O-line will be a work in progress, but I do think Trestman will also be better about play-calling which should help cut down on QB hits. Jay Cutler is in a contract year, but he is picking up a new offense. That should work out fine, but if Jay gets hurt, the Bears really do not have a quality backup. This is negligence on the part of the GM in my opinion. Can't wait to see what happens.