AP Pro32 comments about Bears

Associated Press  |  Last updated September 04, 2012
Comments on the Chicago Bears by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses): --- CHICAGO BEARS (12) Chris Berman (ESPN, 11) - Bears were rolling until offensive injuries. Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 10) - Brian Urlacher's knee a concern, but additions of Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffrey give offense new-and-improved flair. Cris Collinsworth (NBC Sports, 11) - Matt Forte healthy and happy after big new contract. Rich Gannon (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio, 10) - Like changes they've made, enough to make postseason. Bob Glauber (Newsday, 10) - Feeling better about Bears closer we get to season. Were on 7-3 roll before Jay Cutler got hurt, so if he stays healthy, they stay close to Packers and compete for wild card spot. Rick Gosselin (Dallas Morning News, 12) - Rekindling Cutler-Marshall combination makes Bears dark horse Super Bowl candidate. Clark Judge (CBSSports.com, 7) - Bears are covered at positions that cost them playoff shot in 2011. Ira Kaufman (Tampa Tribune, 12) - Jay Cutler has some shiny new weapons scattered in Windy City as Chicago takes aim on Green Bay in NFC North. Pat Kirwan (SiriusXM NFL Radio/CBSSports.com, 11) - If Urlacher plays all 16 games then I have team in right spot. If injuries starting to catch up with him, they fall from top half of league. I like what the offense is doing and Cutler to Marshall should be good for close to 100 receptions. John Lynch (Fox Sports, 12) - Bears have stayed course with Lovie Smith and will reap rewards in 2012. Brandon Marshall is BEAST if he keeps himself out of trouble. Healthy Jay Cutler a must. Alex Marvez (Foxsports.com, 13) - Jay Cutler-Brandon Marshall reunion already feels so good for Bears. Two areas of concern: Middle linebacker Brian Urlacher's injured knee and inconsistent play of left tackle J'Marcus Webb. Dan Pompei (Chicago Tribune, 8) - Team needs Brian Urlacher not only to be on field, but also to be playing like he did in 2011. --- Online: http://pro32.ap.org/poll and http://twitter.com/AP-NFL
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Nationals minor league team will give out ‘Ode to Tommy John’ figurines

Blazers post hilarious tweets after acquiring cash from Rockets

Chip Kelly defends Kaepernick: He was not a distraction

Steve Smith faces suspension should he unretire

Report: Chris Paul ‘despises’ Doc Rivers, had issues with treatment of son Austin

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Drew Brees trying to 'save the game' with flag football

Report: Jackson ‘laughing with confidants’ about fleecing Dolan

Report: Blake Griffin may still return to Clippers despite Chris Paul exit

Report: Eight teams already interested in Zach Orr

What to expect from the USMNT in the Gold Cup

Bryce Harper fuels Cubs speculation with Instagram post

The 'You get a steal! You get a steal! Everybody gets a steal!' quiz

Rewriting the Hall of Fame rubric for today's pitchers

Top NBA free agents available

Box Score 6/28: New York loses its zen

Although you have seen this start before, this season is no sequel for the Dodgers

The 'Power hitters are coming for that number one spot' quiz

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Feeding your roundball addiction through the summer months

BIG3 Referee Hotline Bling: Ricky Davis takes unnecessary shots at Al Harrington

Who won Wimbledon the year you were born?

Box Score 6/27: Monday is for all sorts of ballers

Big3 brings summer festival feel to basketball with barnstorming tour

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

The 'You get a steal! You get a steal! Everybody gets a steal!' quiz

Rewriting the Hall of Fame rubric for today's pitchers

2017 is not another disappointing sequel for the Dodgers

BIG3 Referee Hotline Bling: Ricky Davis takes unnecessary shots at Al Harrington

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Feeding your roundball addiction through the summer months

The 'Power hitters are coming for that number one spot' quiz

Big3 brings summer festival feel to basketball with barnstorming tour

The 'Tonight, we settle the Beard vs. Brodie debate' quiz

2016-17 NBA Awards: The 8th Man Award for most overlooked player this year

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker