Vegas will give you an over of 9.5. 13-3 would take a lot of things going right. 10-6 might be more realistic. There will always be a bone headed loss on the road and don't overlook the new coach in Denver, who might know a few things about stopping the Bears offense. Also, how do we feel about the kicking game?
Overall it is still a young team. They were VERY young last year, so a year of experience is going to do wonders. I think Trubisky is finally getting comfortable and is going to break through this year to become a top QB in the league. Loss of Fangio was big but Pagano is a good replacement. Defense should be just as good if not better.I agree. I could see the Bears being a better team with a worse record. They played the easiest schedule in the league last year. This schedule is quite a bit more difficult. I could see 9 or 10 wins.
They’ve had a lot of tryouts, but honestly I don’t think they have anyone they are very impressed with. Could be a late signing after rosters are cut down.Admittedly, I didn't follow the NFL offseason, but after the conclusion to last season, how and why did whoever their GM is not acquire a semi-reliable kicker?
He must have checked his bank account and decided he has enough to live on for him and his family.
Good God the colts fans booing him as he walked off the field.
He's made over $100 million in his career. His wife (who he just got married to within the past 6 months) is pregnant with their first child. And he has an architecture degree from Stanford. If you had gotten has beat up as he has in his career and had all that going on in your life, it would only be a matter of time before you decided to leave if you didn't have the desire to play football anymore.
Yep. He's 29 and set for life. I'd do the same if I were in his shoes.He also comes from a successful, comfortable family. His father has been a sports executive both for collegiate and professional organizations and is the new commissioner of the XFL.
Football, by the way, is a very bad bet financially, compared to other professional sports. The playing careers are shorter, the contracts aren’t guaranteed, and the health risks are far higher.
So, if Luck can walk away with his health and a relatively fixed financial future, good for him! Most guys don’t get that opportunity.