NFL RUSH
Team Report Cards: Bears Good but Not Good Enough
When you go over the 2012 season, it's hard to believe this Bears team didn't make the playoffs.  While QB Jay Cutler and WR Brandon Marshall had a great connection, no other WR really made any impact which led to a predictable offense.  It seems the Bears are just a few pieces away from being contenders in 2013.

Chicago Bears

2012 Record: 10-6


Grade: B


The Good:

 

  • - Their defense led the league with 24 interceptions
  • - They had the 5th ranked total defense
  • - Added a trio of quality players in OT Jermon Bushrod, TE Martellus Bennett and LB D.J. Williams

 

The Bad:

 

  • - Ranked 29th in total passing yards
  • - They lost 4 of the final 7 games last season
  • - Released future Hall of Famer LB Brian Urlacher

 


The Future:

  • - Draft Position #20: LB Alec Ogletree or WR Cordarrelle Patterson
  • - Free Agent Targets: LB Karlos Dansby, OT Eric Winston and RB Felix Jones
  • - Trade: They should trade up to get one of the premier OTs in the draft. QB Jay Cutler can’t run the offense while he’s running for his life.


Where does WR Brandon Marshall rank among WRs in the NFL?

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  • Chicago Bears

    January 31, 2014

    bluejayz54 · draftee

    win the super bowl you can do it

  • Chicago Bears

    June 5, 2013

    mrs2chainz · draftee

    jay and brandon are the best of the bet

  • Chicago Bears

    June 4, 2013

    brandon15marshal · draftee

    the bears are doing pretty good and have a chance to make some noise in the playoffs this year

  • New York Giants

    May 31, 2013

    cars2fly · draftee

    wow cool

  • Chicago Bears

    May 29, 2013

    jamesdylan · draftee

    the bears will win the super bowl this year

  • Chicago Bears

    May 19, 2013

    coolboys2112 · draftee

    the bears will make it to the playoffs this year i can garitee it

  • Chicago Bears

    May 18, 2013

    bigbadbaby · draftee

    The bears came so close in 2011 to the super bowl but that was johnny knox as WR but now we have Brandon marshall if he was in that 2011 playoff game we would have won

  • Chicago Bears

    May 13, 2013

    marshallrocks222 · draftee

    Yes they can be better, because Lovie Smith left the team .

  • Chicago Bears

    May 12, 2013

    rayray1414 · draftee

    BEARS RULE!!!!!!!

  • Chicago Bears

    April 30, 2013

    buggy789 · draftee

    bears rule

  • Chicago Bears

    April 30, 2013

    buggy789 · draftee

    bears will always be the best with jon bostic!

  • Dallas Cowboys

    April 29, 2013

    joelamberson5 · draftee

    bears stink!!!!!!!

  • Chicago Bears

    April 27, 2013

    armyguy101 · draftee

    yah jay cutler is good but just gets hurt and scared

  • Chicago Bears

    April 27, 2013

    armyguy101 · draftee

    jay cutler is 6 brandon marshall 1 aj4

  • Chicago Bears

    April 27, 2013

    armyguy101 · draftee

    AWSOME

  • Chicago Bears

    April 23, 2013

    footballnurd · 2nd string

    brandon marshall is number 1 Larry is 2 steve is 3 aj is4 and 5 is vitor cuz

  • Chicago Bears

    April 23, 2013

    sirchris6523 · draftee

    culter is good but he gets to scard and hurt

  • New Orleans Saints

    April 19, 2013

    supersaints16 · draftee

    see them on the field

  • Chicago Bears

    April 19, 2013

    braybray2005 · draftee

    JAY CUTLER ROCKS

  • Chicago Bears

    April 17, 2013

    bearscaden · draftee

    jay cutler

  • New England Patriots

    April 16, 2013

    brady390 · practice squad

    idc bout bears, i care bout patriots

  • Chicago Bears

    April 16, 2013

    bearscaden · draftee

    bears are great

  • New York Giants

    April 16, 2013

    southcaralina9 · draftee

    dont care

  • Seattle Seahawks

    April 16, 2013

    cb2468 · draftee

    he is awsome

  • New England Patriots

    April 15, 2013

    brady390 · practice squad

    i wish wes welker stayed. he's beast

  • Minnesota Vikings

    April 15, 2013

    kalil75 · practice squad

    @jonesandcobb, neither vikes rule! but if i had to pick i would have to say bears

  • New England Patriots

    April 15, 2013

    tomjr · draftee

    wes is the best WES IS THE BEST

  • Detroit Lions

    April 14, 2013

    rush886 · 2nd string

    who would vote brandon marshall the best wide reicever calvn johnson is the best

  • Detroit Lions

    April 14, 2013

    rush886 · 2nd string

    even though i do not like them because we are divisional rivals so DETROIT IS THE BEST DATS HOW WE DO IT IN THE DETROIT BOOM BOOM

  • Detroit Lions

    April 14, 2013

    rush886 · 2nd string

    i know bears should of got a playoff spot

  • Green Bay Packers

    April 14, 2013

    jordas343 · draftee

    good

  • Green Bay Packers

    April 14, 2013

    jordas343 · draftee

    he not good lke jordy nelson

  • Green Bay Packers

    April 14, 2013

    jordas343 · draftee

    there good

  • Chicago Bears

    April 14, 2013

    naterkbear · draftee

    what do they mean: not good enough????? Bears ROCK!!!!!

  • Chicago Bears

    April 14, 2013

    patrickbanka · rookie

    bears best in division

  • Detroit Lions

    April 14, 2013

    lex5111 · draftee

    HE NOT GOOD AS CAVLN JOHHNSON

  • Green Bay Packers

    April 13, 2013

    spiderninjadude · draftee

    im not a fan the bears but my ant does so go bears

  • Arizona Cardinals

    April 13, 2013

    pets333 · draftee

    hi

  • Arizona Cardinals

    April 13, 2013

    austinmahone123 · draftee

    wow

  • Washington Redskins

    April 13, 2013

    scrocks · practice squad

    Top 10

  • Dallas Cowboys

    April 13, 2013

    osbey3 · draftee

    guys

  • Dallas Cowboys

    April 13, 2013

    osbey3 · draftee

    packers

  • San Francisco 49ers

    April 13, 2013

    damir0913 · draftee

    the pack

  • New England Patriots

    April 13, 2013

    jeffro8 · draftee

    Brian Urlacher please come to the patriots we lost wes welker and we need a better defense please come to the patriots

  • Green Bay Packers

    April 13, 2013

    jonesandcobb · draftee

    Hey, Everybody! VOTE, Packers vs Bears? who wins?

  • Minnesota Vikings

    April 13, 2013

    kalil75 · practice squad

    is the draft on espn?

  • San Francisco 49ers

    April 13, 2013

    adpenne · draftee

    alshonjeffery17 i agree

  • Chicago Bears

    April 13, 2013

    alshonjeffery17 · draftee

    get rid of that qb jay cutler

  • Arizona Cardinals

    April 13, 2013

    gav1235 · practice squad

    i'll belive brandon marshell sticks in seventh in my book

  • Pittsburgh Steelers

    April 13, 2013

    11sat · draftee

    they good without him

  • Atlanta Falcons

    April 12, 2013

    agentfalcons · draftee

    BRIAN URLACHER PLEASE COME TO ATLANTA WE NEED YOU IT MAY LOOK LIKE WE ARE A BAD TEAM BUT THAT'S WHY WE NEED YOU MAYBE YOU CAN BE THE ONE TO TELL THE FALCONS THAT A FOOTBALL GAME IS SICKSTY MINUTES NOT ONE QUARTER BECAUSE THE DEFENSE, ARTHUR BLANK, AND MIKE SMITH HAVEN'T REALIZED THAT YET WE NEED YOU BRIAN!!!!!!!

  • Seattle Seahawks

    April 12, 2013

    tbucaleb · draftee

    Not evn close!!

  • Green Bay Packers

    April 12, 2013

    awesomenubnub · 2nd string

    Brandon Marshall is ranked number 6 in my book 5 is greg jennings 4 is reggie wayne 3 is julio jones 2 is wes welker and number 1 is calvin johnson.

  • Green Bay Packers

    April 12, 2013

    awesomenubnub · 2nd string

    The bears have a good QB they just need an O-line to protect him.

  • Chicago Bears

    April 12, 2013

    lilbearfan54 · draftee

    We wiil win our divison

  • New York Giants

    April 11, 2013

    coolheat23 · draftee

    hes rated pretty high on espn

  • New England Patriots

    April 11, 2013

    brady390 · practice squad

    bears need a good pass protector

  • Chicago Bears

    April 11, 2013

    chrisawesome87 · draftee

    they should draft a OT or LE

  • San Diego Chargers

    April 11, 2013

    firebear12345678 · draftee

    Devin Hester

  • Jacksonville Jaguars

    April 10, 2013

    allprobrady · veteran

    He will rank in the top 5 WR. He is amazng. Bears arent that good but they are average

  • Baltimore Ravens

    April 10, 2013

    Ravensflow · practice squad

    Marshall number 1 ! Bears win super bowl. They will get an A

  • Chicago Bears

    April 10, 2013

    dcforte · 2nd string

    yall r cruel

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    April 10, 2013

    lavontedavid54 · draftee

    i like the bears a little bit more

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    April 10, 2013

    lavontedavid54 · draftee

    i love brandon marshall and i like dj williams glad they added dj

  • Baltimore Ravens

    April 10, 2013

    slingshot4 · draftee

    bears=ok

  • Cincinnati Bengals

    April 10, 2013

    v11 · draftee

    brandon marshall is awesome he just needs to come to the bengals!!!!

  • Chicago Bears

    April 10, 2013

    bearbronc23 · practice squad

    bears should draft damontre moore cuz luke joeckel wont be available

  • New York Jets

    April 10, 2013

    fermot · practice squad

    i dont like bears but marshall is my 2nd favorite player

  • Minnesota Vikings

    April 10, 2013

    jarmirjagr · draftee

    Bears= Bad

  • Houston Texans

    April 10, 2013

    schaubman · draftee

    the bears are next-to-least favorite team behind the colts