Oakland Raiders Vs. Chicago Bears: 5 Questions With BearsGogglesOn.com

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Jun 11, 2013; Lake Forest, IL, USA; Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman during minicamp at Halas Hall. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

2. Do you like the new look Bears under Marc Trestman?

Answer- “I do like the new look Bears under Marc Trestman. From what I could observe during training camp, Coach Trestman is bringing a new level of organization and energy to the team which I believe it has been lacking the last couple of years. Under Lovie Smith, everything was status quo and the players were too comfortable with everything. It is also refreshing to see the Bears focus on offense for once. It’s not like they are ignoring the defense, but that side of the ball is already working just fine. It is working so well that new defensive coordinator Mel Tucker came in and learned the defense so he could call it the same way instead of making the players learn new terminology. I find that amazing that a coach would do that. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

3. Do you think that the addition of TE-Martellus Bennett is the missing link in the Bears offense?  If not, who is?

Dec 16, 2012; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; New York Giants tight end Martellus Bennett (85) runs the ball as Atlanta Falcons middle linebacker Akeem Dent (52) tries to make a tackle during the second half at The Georgia Dome. The Falcons defeated the Giants 34-0. Mandatory Credit: Josh D. Weiss-USA TODAY Sports

Answer- “I think that the addition of Martellus Bennett was a needed piece, but there are still question marks with the offense. The Bears need more depth at the Tight End position and the offensive line is a work in progress with two rookies on the right side of the line. You have rookie first round pick Kyle Long at right guard and rookie fifth round pick Jordan Mills at right tackle.  I have been quite impressed with Kyle Long’s athleticism and power, but he is still inexperienced. Jordan Mills has been outperforming incumbent tackle J’Marcus Webb, yet J’Marcus Webb was performing so poorly that he just accepted a reduction in pay. There are still questions at wide receiver as well. Will Alshon Jeffery be able to stay healthy and have a productive season? Will slot receiver Earl Bennett be able to get back on the field after the multiple concussions he has suffered?”

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  • Rafael Monarrez

    Nice to hear a perspective from a opponent pre-game. Plus he showed some love for the faithful. Go Raiders!

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  • Raider Grant

    My step brother & good friend are die hard bear fans, and both were extremely mad at Urlacher & Bears for not making a deal happen. Imagine Bostic’s potential with Urlacher guiding him along this year. They both were pissed that Smith was let go, and expect Bears D to be sub-par compared to other years. My step brother stated even if jimmy graham was a Bears TE Cutler still wouldn’t find him open because Cutler never checks down the board, but instead holds on until Marshall becomes open, or takes sack. Only way Bennett is passed too is if the play is designed to go to him. Those are opinions coming from Bear fans themselves ! Go Raiders!

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  • Bruce Conrad

    Mike was clairvoyent!! See his score prediction. Good luck this season to all you Raider Nation. Go Bears!