The Old Helps The New

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May 25, 2016; Lake Forest, IL, USA; Chicago Bears linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski (44) during the OTA practice at Halas Hall. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports
May 25, 2016; Lake Forest, IL, USA; Chicago Bears linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski (44) during the OTA practice at Halas Hall. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Bears are an interesting team to follow and watch. They have had losing records for the past couple of seasons, but many of their losses during this period were really close.

The big reason for this is that their whole team is really young. The majority of the Bears roster has little to no experience in the NFL. Chicago has found a way to combat this problem and are built to contend in the future.

This year, Chicago signed veterans who are solid players at their position. They didn’t really go for any superstars during the free agency period. Their biggest signing was Mike Glennon.

Chicago is approaching the future in an interesting way.  They are signing veterans to teach the young players.  They have a perfect blend of young players as well as veterans.  Although they aren’t winning too much right now, the Bears are preparing to form a dynasty in the future.

Right now the New England Patriots have the best odds to win the championship next season and only one or two teams are on the level of the Patriots. The Bears are signing veterans in order for the young players to learn from the older ones.

For example, at the quarterback position, the Bears have Glennon, Sanchez and Trubisky.  The two older veterans can teach and help Trubisky develop in to a superb quarterback. In the secondary, Quintin Demps, Prince Amukamara and Marcus Cooper can mentor some of the young players and help them develop. Jonathan Bullard can be mentored by Mitch Unrein and Akiem Hicks. Young linebackers such as Leonard Floyd and Nick Kwiatkowski can be mentored by Pernell McPhee, Danny Trevathan, Lamarr Houston, etc.

This combination will allow the young Bears to learn and in the future, be part of a contending team. Some of the players that they acquired have playoff and Super Bowl experience. This would help pave a pathway for the young players to follow. The way that the Bears have built there team is to set up for the future. It will be interesting to see how the results will pan out. Although the present isn’t to bright for the Bears, good times will come soon for the Bears.

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