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There's often he said/ she said disagreements on this site. So let's go ahead and put it on paper, so to speak.

Send us your season prediction, including a record, and what encourages and discourages you most about the 2010 Chicago Bears. And how about a few superlatives:

* Offensive MVP

* Defensive MVP

* Breakout player

* Pro Bowl players

* Top assistant coach

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Record - 11-5

Encouraged by - development of skilled players, healthy defense
Discouraged by - uncertainty of the offensive line, dated defensive scheme?

Offensive MVP - Jay Cutler
Defensive MVP - Julius Peppers
Breakout player - (tied) Johnny Knox, Devin Aromashodu
Pro Bowlers - Cutler, Peppers, Urlacher, Briggs, Knox
Top assistant coach - Mike Tice

Twitter: @BearsSTH

Record: 6-10 with an upset loss @ Detroit Dec. 5th

Encouraged by - Peppers, Wright, Clark, Taylor, and this being the last year of Lovie (crossing fingers)

Discouraged by - NO improvements on the O-Line, this year's DCoordinator and the past two will on be on the sidelines for games, who's up in the box?


* Offensive MVP : Cutler

* Defensive MVP : Peppers

* Breakout player : Olsen

* Pro Bowl players : Peppers, Briggs, Olsen, Gould

* Top assistant coach : TE coach Mike DeBord (who will become OLine coach after Lovie is axed and Tice is named head coach)

I agree with Bears STH on everything and would like to add Major Wright to the list of Breakout players with Knox and Aromashodu.

GO BEARS!!!

Record - 4-12

Encouraged by - Bill Cowher's continued availability
Discouraged by - lack of offensive line, aging defense, loyalty to a defensive scheme the rest of the league has figured out, lack of a solid draft since 2004

Offensive MVP - Johnny Knox, Robbie Gould
Defensive MVP - Julius Peppers
Breakout player - Johnny Knox
Pro Bowlers - Robbie Gould
Top assistant coach - Darryl Drake

offensive mvp: Lovie when he tells us after every loss to trust him
defensive mvp: a paper sack which will be worn everywhere in the second half of the season by the unknown bear fans

breakout player: Staley the mascot bear

Pro-bowlers: Patrick Mannelly
Top Assistant Coach: whoever gets to turn off the lights when the three bears (Lovie, D'Angelo, and Curley) are fired.

10-6 Wild Card berth Losses @DAL, @NYG, @MIA, vs NE, @MIN, @GB

Encouraged - Bears D should be significantly better, the front 7 healthy could limit a lot of teams. Major Wright and Chris harris should help the secondary be better than last year, but that's not saying much. Cutler should put up over 4,000 yards and 30 TDs, Forte/Taylor could be huge in change of pace if the offensive line can only make holes. All our skill positions will rack up tons of passing yards.

Discouraged - Obviously by questions on the offensive line. I believe Garza and Omiyale will lose their jobs by the start of net season. On defense it looks to be another year of the infamous "cover 2 hole" where a receiver or TE is untouched at the line of scrimmage and slashes behind the linebacking core for 10-15 yards, most notably on 3rd down. Cutler will still throw 20 picks

Offensive MVP - Greg Olsen

Defensive MVP - Lance Briggs (has been for years)

Breakout Players - Major Wright on D (Roach too if he starts), Matt Forte on offense in both rushing and receiving.

ProBowl - Forte, Knox, Olsen, Briggs, Urlacher, Peppers, Tommie Harris

Top assistant (duh) Mike Martz for giving us an offense

MVP offense Cutler,
MVP defense Urlacher
Breakout Player Devin Hester
Pro Bowl Urlacher, Briggs, Peppers,
Top Coach Toub (as always)

The defense will dominate play and help carry the team to a 5-3 record at mid season, then the offense will start to jell with the defense playing well throughout the year.

9-7 record and make the playoffs with the Defense in the top 5 in the league in points allowed and stopping third down conversions. Special teams will be top 3 and offense will finish top 16 in the league.

Lovie and Angelo save job but both remain on hot seat in Chicago.

Bears will sweep the Pack, Lions and split with the ViQueens, win the division tied with the Pack but win the tie breaker because of the sweep of the pack. Would love to pick them to win it all but most likely they lose in playoffs in second round on the road in either Dallas or New Orleans or Atlanta.

Sean are you including Coordinators with the Assistant Coachs? Sense they are not considered assistant coaches, I would think no.

Yes, including coordinators. Everyone but Lovie.

I predict the 2010 Bears will finish with a 10-6 record.

Encouraged by: Believe it or not, I like the fact Chicago is finally starting to go with some younger offensive linemen vs the stop gap types of years passed. I still think Chris Williams is gonna be a good left tackle for the Bears, and you gotta like the potential 2nd year guard Lance Louis brings to the table. Also, unlike with Terrence Metcalf, the Bears chose to unload Josh Beekman quicker because they realized he probably has hit his ceiling potential wise, and younger linemen like Johan Asiata and rookie J'Marcus Webb could bring more to the table with a little development.

Discouraged by: I don't like the fact Chicago didn't give linebacker Nick Roach the starting strongside job after he clearly earned the job last season over the last 10 games of the season at strongside linebacker. Roach put up 41 tackles, 6 tackles for loss, one sack, and 3 forced fumbles over a 10 game span late last season. His 10 tackles for loss over 16 games was a team best. Roach should be the starter.

Offensive MVP: Jay Cutler, he'll be the first Bear QB to put up 4,000 yards passing.

Defensive MVP: Julius Peppers is gonna be a beast, I say he puts up around 13 sacks.

Breakout player: I'm gonna go with 2nd year guard Lance Louis, once this guy gets the scheme down better and doesn't have to think so much, and can just come out and play, he's gonna be a good one.

Pro Bowl players: I'm gonna go with Lance Briggs, Brian Urlacher, Julius Peppers, Jay Cutler, Johnny Knox, and my surprise player is Matt Forte. If everything goes right, Forte should put up around 1000 yards rushing and have 60-70 catches out of the backfield.

Top assistant coach: Mike Tice, I realize the line hasn't looked good during the pre-season and could struggle early on, but I look for the unit to improve down the stretch and be pretty good by seasons end. I also like how Tice is going with younger linemen like Lance Louis and chose to keep Johan Asiata over a guy like Josh Beekman who probably hit his ceiling potential wise, just an opinion now GO BEARS!!

MVP offense -Cutler
MVP defense- Peppers
Breakout player-Aromashodu
Pro bowl-Briggs,Cutler,Aromashodu
Top coach-Martz
I'm shooting for the Super Bowl. What the heck,anything's possible, right? I do still think the Bears will have a great year because the additions they made have to have greatly improved the team.Twelve wins not counting payoffs.Cutler and all receivers having terrific years and setting points and yardage records all over the place.I refuse to change my mind until the Bears have at least four losses. Go Big, Bad Bears!!

I would say 7-9 but the Bears will beat GB at GB after they clinch the Div and only play their starters for a half. Lovie will claim they are close and he will retain his job. Angelo will retire after the draft and Ruskell will become the new GM. It will be an up and down season. Knox and Hester will both get injured late in the season at home on that garbage surface. Olsen will have 30-35 receptions for 350 yards and 4TD's.

* Offensive MVP, Devin Aromashodu, Cutler will struggle behind the line and the other recievers will continue to have problems with the hard cuts on a sloppy surface. DA will be his go to reciever.

* Defensive MVP, Peppers, his numbers won't be amazing but only because teams will be chipping him often. He will still be the best player on defense.

* Breakout player, Devin Aromashodu, Wright if they play him at SS.

* Pro Bowl players, Gould and Peppers

* Top assistant coach, Dave Toub

Lovie will be back for another season, Angelo will retire after the draft and Ruskell will take over for him. The Bears will claim they are close.

Hey Sean where is your prediction?

Oh and what a shock Kevin likes the offensive line because they have young players. Talent means nothing to you does it Kevin. Who cares about 4000 yards this game is won by points. Kevin you know Forte and Taylor are going to splitting close to 50/50 right? Not to say it means either will have a bad year but it makes it hard to go to the Pro Bowl when you are not a full time starter.

Encouraged by: Weekly improvement, The "D" is back, Fun "O" to watch.
Discourage by: Lovie putting players in the wrong positions (only if it doesn't work), Not letting Hester return all kicks!, The fans!

Offensive MVP: Matt Forte
Defensive MVP: Brian Urlacher
Breakout Player: Jay Cutler
Pro Bowlers: #'s 90, 54, 91, 33, 57, 22, 6 (Yup #6)
Top assistant: Rod for bring back the "D"

My prediction: 12-4, the Bears will win all four quarters!!
The kool-aid will be flowing Sunday! GO BEARS!

Bears have way too many "below average" players and one over-the-hill Center on their Offense Line, which is going to styme CUTLER's potential. With a lack of throwing time, Cutler will either lead the league in interceptions again, or will be sacked out of the season by mid-season.

Record: 5-11

MVP offense - Knox
MVP defense - Peppers or Wright
Breakout player - Wright
Pro bowl - Briggs, Knox and Wright
Top coach - Mike Martz

If we have a losing season or miss the playoffs again, I believe LOVIE and ANGELO will still be back again, if Ted Phillips has any control over it. BEAR DOWN!!

Nothing encourages me with this coaching staff. It's a massive collection of FAILURE.

8-8
offensive mvp-knox
deffensive mvp-peppers
breakout player-knox
pro bowl players-peppers,briggs,knox
top assistant coach- toub

The thing that scares me the most is when Lovie fails this season they wont pay to get Cowher and we become the Detroit Lions for the next 6 years.

Record 9-7

Offensive MVP Johnny Knox

Defensive MVP Tommie Harris

Breakout Player Greg Olsen

Biggest dissappointment...another year that Hester does well but not up to his potential and I guarentee we'll see and be talking about a half dozen Rashied Davis drops costing at least and one late game comeback victory....see game film from preseason game 4 and all other previous game film. We'll be screaming for Inglesias by game 12.

Pro Bowl...Yes Cutler makes his 4000 yards this season and sets the benchmark. Julius, Tommie and Pisa T. on Defense Cutler, Olsen and Knox on offense. Bears lose at least one game if not two on special teams keeping this team from making the playoffs yet again and Lovie and crew is gone even though Martz makes this offense fun to watch and the defense steps up with sacks and disruption.

Top Assistant... Mike Martz... he may wind up Bears coach next year in strike year...no sense in the Bears laying out a bunch of cash during a lockout.

I don't have illusions of granduer but I have to say that I'll be interested in many fascets of the Bears team this year...unless of course the fall flat on their face. Most teams are bascially 8-8 teams with a few real good ones and a few real bad ones. Bears improved many aspects but not the O-line and we'll see special teams backslide significantly...too much attrition and not enough Devin Hester.

Record: 8-8
Offensive MVP - Cutler
Defensive MVP - Peppers
Breakout Player - Idonije
Pro Bowl players - G-Reg, Peppers, Briggs, Urlacher, Tommie
Top assistant coach - Tice

I think the Bears have the chance to be very good this year, but unfortunately the chance to be very bad, as well. Things need to click quickly, or I have the feeling this team could lose its confidence early, and so could the coaches. I think we will know after about 5 weeks how this season will turn out, and hopefully its for the better.

Record 5-11 at best and that is assuming that they can wiggle their way to beating the Lions twice. Don't think that will happen though.
I'm expecting the Lions to blow out the bears on opening day. If that happens, they will surely beat them in the second game.
That said...it looks like 3-13....good enough to have the first pick in the draft.

Anybody have a early lead on the list of top draft picks next year. Bears are going to be looking for an offensive tackle for the first pick....and for the other picks...offensive guard, DT, DE, 2 safeties, 2 corners, 2 wideouts.
And before the draft, they will be looking for a president, general manager, head coach, offensive coordinator, defensive coordinator, Linebacker coach...oh..the whole lot of them. And lets not forget a director of player personnel. Don't want any of angelo's friends to be hanging around here.

By Anonymous on September 10, 2010 4:37 PM
I would say 7-9 but the Bears will beat GB at GB after they clinch the Div and only play their starters for a half. Lovie will claim they are close and he will retain his job. Angelo will retire after the draft and Ruskell will become the new GM. It will be an up and down season. Knox and Hester will both get injured late in the season at home on that garbage surface. Olsen will have 30-35 receptions for 350 yards and 4TD's.

* Offensive MVP, Devin Aromashodu, Cutler will struggle behind the line and the other recievers will continue to have problems with the hard cuts on a sloppy surface. DA will be his go to reciever.

* Defensive MVP, Peppers, his numbers won't be amazing but only because teams will be chipping him often. He will still be the best player on defense.

* Breakout player, Devin Aromashodu, Wright if they play him at SS.

* Pro Bowl players, Gould and Peppers

* Top assistant coach, Dave Toub

Lovie will be back for another season, Angelo will retire after the draft and Ruskell will take over for him. The Bears will claim they are close.


Ooops, forgot to post my name.

Record:

Det. W
@Dallas L
GB L
@NYG L
@Car W
Sea W
Wash L
@Buff W
Minn. L
@Mia. W
Phil. L
@Det. W
NE L
@Minn. L
NYJ L
@GB L

6-10

Encourages: Forbes article slamming Bears ownership as the underlying disease.

Discourages: People who continue to support Lovie, Angelo, Phillips, and the McCaskeys.

Offensive MVP: Matt Forte/Chester Taylor

Defensive MVP: Julius Peppers

Breakout player: Devin Aromashodu

Pro Bowl players: Lance Briggs

Top assistant coach: Dave Toub

looking at the schedule, and knowing the NFC North is a tougher division, too - i expect the Lions to be much improved - i see potential for a handful of wins this year. don't get me wrong, i would love to see the Bears surprise and pull off a playoff bound season, but i have well-founded and serious doubt in a team led by Lovie, regardless of the athletes supplied by Angelo.

basically, both have GOT to be gone at the end of this year. far too much damage has been done, promising careers have been wasted while the organization watches the fiasco of Lovie playing musical chairs w/the coaching staff and maddening personnel decisions continue to take place. musical chairs? more like a Chinese fire drill, particularly at Safety, Oline, heck, everywhere but MLB, C and Peanut's CB spot!

we're poorly coordinated, poorly taught and developed, and the product on the field is proof of this. i'm afraid we're going to see more of the same this year, definitely so on D, while i hold out hope for Martz and Cutler and Co to improve some on the other side of the ball.

my prediction: 4 wins, 5 max, and we'll finally see this fiasco, this nightmare come to a painful but at least merciful end!

Sean,

...See what I miss when I go to the WVU/Marshall game last night...lol. Can't miss this.

Record: 7-9
Offensive MVP: Jay Cutler {With what you have invested, it has to be}
Deffensive MVP: J. Peppers. {Once again, this should be a no brainer}
Breakout Plyr: Aromashadu
Pro Bowl Plyrs: Briggs, Peppers, Knox {as a special teams player only} Gould {seems to have a stronger leg.}
Top Assistant: Marinelli {as the D-line coach, not coordinator. As I said many times, you can polish up a gremlin as much as you want, it's never going to be a Vette. He now has a "vette" on his d-line which will make every other one of them better.}

Here are my thoughts. For a complete season preview and game-by-game breakdown of the 2010 Bears, please see my blog at:

borntobear-wildbilly.blogspot.com

* Offensive MVP--Johnny Knox

* Defensive MVP--Julius Peppers

* Breakout player--Johnny Knox

* Pro Bowl players--Peppers, Briggs

* Top assistant coach--Dave Toub

Encouraged by: The team is healthy coming out of the country club (Camp Lovie).
Discouraged by: The incompetency of the head coach and GM. This team cannot choose or develop talent. That is the core of any sports team.
Offensive MVP: Chester Taylor
Defensive MVP: Julius Peppers
Breakout Player(s): Devon Aromashodu
Pro Bowler(s): Julius Peppers
Top Asst. Coach: Mike Tice
Record: 4-12

I predict that any team that can't block and tackle won't be any good. And you can take that to the bank!

So far, we've seen no indication that the Bears can block or tackle. We can hope that the defense was just sleepwalking through the preseason, as some veterans do, and will be a lot better when the real games start. But that's not possible for the offense, and the line could hardly have looked worse, especially at pass protection. Combined with Martz's seven step drops and his macho attitude of not wanting to keep potential receivers in to help block, I still think that Jay Cutler will be lucky if he's not in the hospital by October.

I don't make predictions unless I have to, but I think what's most likely to happen this season is that the Bears will win 4-6 games. What I'm far more interested in -- and what will matter far more -- is what, if anything, the McCheapskys will do about it.

Offensive MVP:Jay Cutler-If he go's down the season could end up bad. He is the MVP from game one and he needs to be the MVP in Martz offence.

Defensive MVP: Charles Tillman- Teams are gonna pass on this defence.Charles Tillman has shown he is the best corner at forced fumbles, with that on his side and his ability to intercept the ball he could have a 6int and 6+ forced fumbles and maybe 70 tackles.

Breakout Player:Matt Forte- With a sub par season last year he could break out and have a better season then his rookie year. 1,280 yards and a 4.6 yards per, 8 rushing TD's and 6 catching TD's.

Pro Bowler(s):Jay Cutler, Lance Louis,- Lance Briggs, Julius Peppers, Tommie Harris, Brian Urlacher,- Robbie Gould & Brad Maynard. KR-Jonny Knox, Devin Hester.

Top Asst. Coach:Dave Toub The Best coach on this team.

18-0 + Super Bowl where they stomp the Pats 63-0!

I think our defense will start to get better as the season profresses we will generate more pressure this year than last years years front 4 im lookin for the backers to blitz often.On Ofense im not ot worried about the line now there will be game planning we will see rb chippin and blockin and get out in open space to create big plays so im goin out in a LIMB right here with my predictions.

Offense MVP-Jay Cutler
Dfense MVP-Brian Urlacher
Breack out-Greg Olsen
Top Assistant-Rob Merrinelli

4-12. Thats it.

MVP = Cheerleaders = all of the fans that will be booing Lovie in every game. No home field advantage this season. You can bet on that.
Luckily the seats at soldiers field are painted different colors so it would be difficult to see how many no shows. This season, they need to paint human silouettes on the seats because the painted seats will be too easy to see thru when nobody is there.

Minus MVPs (-MVP)going to lovie, angelo, phillips, martz, marinelli, babbage and lets not forget the McCashkies for allowing this circus to continue another year.

People who say 10-6 are talking with there heart not brain. Maybe 7-9 most likely 6-10 when Det. win one game. GOODBYE LOVIE!!!

* Offensive MVP Knox

* Defensive MVP Briggs

* Breakout player Taylor

* Pro Bowl players Briggs, Knox, Forte, Peppers

* Top assistant coach Tice

Record 10-6.

Offensive MVP Cutler

Devensive MVP Urlacher

Breakout player Devin A

Pro Bowlers. Briggs, Lach, Peppers, Harris, Cutler, Forte.

Top assistant Martz

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