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Few saw the magic run from the Loyola Chicago Ramblers coming in this year's March Madness tournament. The group of underdogs fought their way to the Final Four as an 11 seed, only to lose to Michigan in San Antonio. In the city of Chicago, there is hope that some of that magic will rub off on the upstart Chicago Bears. In a piece for NFL.com, Adam Schein believes the Bears will be this year's version of the Loyola Ramblers in the NFL... but he does have some stipulations.

First, he says, "I'm not guaranteeing that the Bears will make the playoffs this season. I do have a brain, and the NFC is loaded. But yet, Jim Carrey, I'm absolutely telling you there's a chance."

It is interesting for him to initially label Chicago as a Cinderella team, but then say he does not guarantee they make the playoffs. So which is it? Are they are Cinderella team or not? Because by definition, in order to be like the Ramblers, the Bears will need to defy all odds and put together a playoff run in Matt Nagy's first season as the head coach. Schein then went a little further to explain why he chose the Bears.

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"Let's start with a crucial change at the top. John Fox is gone. Enter Matt Nagy, who's set to play the role of Sean McVay to Fox's Jeff Fisher. Now, being fair to the reigning AP Coach of the Year, there's only one Sean McVay. But I love the idea of getting an offensive guru in the big chair to clean up after Fox. Nagy will develop Trubisky in Year 2 like McVay did with Jared Goff. The Bears' offensive coaching staff was stuck in the mud last season. This is a big upgrade. Last year, I loved Doug Marrone and Co. in in Jacksonville, as well as McVay's all-star group in L.A. Chicago assembled a difference-making staff this offseason. Harry Hiestand is an elite offensive line coach. Mark Helfrich is a creative offensive mind. I expect Trubisky's sophomore season to sizzle with these guys manning the controls. And retaining Vic Fangio was a coup, akin to McVay getting Wade Phillips. Fangio is one of the top-tier defensive coordinators in the game today."

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https://247sports.com/nfl/chicago-bears/Bolt/Bears-predicted-to-be-the-Cinderella-Story-of-2018-116975829

 

I agree with this totally.  The Bears assembled a great coaching staff, but the key was retaining Fangio by far.  The only other thing that will matter is, of course, health.  The Bears have been the most injured team the last 5 years and even set a record 2 years ago.  The injury bug has been absolutely crazy with them.  They stay healthy and all the pieces are there to get to the playoffs.

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John Fox: Bears have done a “good job” getting Mitchell Trubisky help

Posted by Charean Williams on April 12, 2018, 2:39 PM EDT
Mitchell Trubisky didn’t set the league on fire last season in going 4-8 with seven touchdowns and seven interceptions. But it wasn’t a bad start, and this season he should have more to work with.

The Bears signed receivers Allen Robinson and Taylor Gabriel and tight end Trey Burton.

So the Bears are expecting more from Trubisky in his second season, as is his former head coach.

“I thought Mitch handled it great,” former Bears coach John Fox said on SiriusXM NFL Radio. “He’s respected in that locker room. The Bears have gone out and done a good job in free agency, surrounding him with some weapons. I don’t care who you are, it’s not one guy. You need some help around you.”

Now with some help, Trubisky should take a step forward this season.

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Well, as long as Granny Fox agrees, we are all good then! What hard core Bears fans really want to know is.....what does Dowell think?

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John Fox: Bears have done a “good job” getting Mitchell Trubisky help

 

 

 

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.....what does Dowell think?

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Trubisky isn’t the only player on Chicago’s offense that gets Gabriel excited.

“It’s like saying, ‘I have all these superheroes, which superhero do I want to use?’ You want to use all of them, so that’s a good problem to have; too many weapons.”

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https://bearswire.usatoday.com/2018/04/12/taylor-gabriel-says-bears-offensive-weapons-are-like-superheroes/

Superheroes.... are the Monsters back?

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Trubisky isn’t the only player on Chicago’s offense that gets Gabriel excited.

“It’s like saying, ‘I have all these superheroes, which superhero do I want to use?’ You want to use all of them, so that’s a good problem to have; too many weapons.”

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https://bearswire.usatoday.com/2018/04/12/taylor-gabriel-says-bears-offensive-weapons-are-like-superheroes/

Superheroes.... are the Monsters back?

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