Dallas Morning News writer, Rick Gosselin has come out with his first power rankings of the season.
Gosselin ranked the Bears 23rd at the end of last season. With all the moves the Bears have made this off-season, you would think Gosselin would move the Bears up some in the rankings. Nope.
Gosselin ranks them 22nd, only two spots ahead of the Detroit Lions.
Here’s what Gosselin has to say about the 2010 Bears:
“The Bears made the biggest splash in free agency, signing Pro Bowl defensive end Julius Peppers. But it will go for naught if QB Jay Cutler doesn’t reduce his turnovers (a league-high 26 interceptions). The Bears hired Mike Martz as offensive coordinator to straighten Cutler out.”
Gosselin is very high on the two other teams in the NFC North, he ranks the Packers at number four and the Vikings at number six.
This harsh ranking by Gosselin might have something to do with his belief that Jay Cutler won’t improve, even with the addition of offensive coordinator Mike Martz. Also, Gosselin might think the schedule is too hard for the Bears. They do play the AFC East, NFC East and the NFC North, three of the hardest divisions in the league.
Good news for the Bears is that the last time they had this schedule, they went to the Super Bowl, so who knows.
I’m sick of these so called analysts bashing the Chicago Bears, first it was Sports Illustrated writer Peter King and now it’s the biased Rick Gosselin, who of course ranks his Cowboys at number two. Don’t expect high rankings by any of the analysts this year.
The good news again is when the Bears rank low they usually do better, 2006, the Super Bowl season showed that when they went 13-3. Hopefully the Bears prove everyone wrong and play very well this season. They still have a long time till the season, so will see what happens.
(All quotes from DallasMorningNews.com)