The Bears have certainly made a big enough stir in these parts by trading for quarterback Jay Cutler and overhauling the offensive line in free agency.
Sometimes we're only keeping our eyes on our own backyard though.
How does that offseason stack up to what has happened elsewhere? ESPN's John Clayton breaks it down here by reviewing the top 10 offseasons. These are not the top 10 teams, but his top 10 most impressive offseasons. You might be surprised where he has the Bears ranked--fifth overall.
*** Over here, Pete Prisco at CBSSports.com checked in with his first post-draft power rankings. The Bears don't rank the top 10 here,
in fact Prisco has them on the outside looking in at the playoffs.but Prisco has them winning the NFC North.
Looks like the Bears have some more work to do--probably the kind done on the field--to impress people who have been watching them from a distance.