Found February 17, 2013 on The Penalty Flag:
The Chicago Bears were one of the more disappointing teams during the 2012 NFL campaign. After all the preseason hype following a flurry of offseason acquisitions, the Bears failed to live up to expectations and missed the playoffs for the second straight season. Ultimately, it was the team’s underachievement that led to the firing of head coach Lovie Smith and subsequent departure of defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli. Heading into the 2013 season the Bears have a new coaching staff in place led by head coach Marc Trestman but the team is still confronted with detrimental holes on the roster... Read more
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