While the Bears finished 8-8 last season and disappointed many fans across Chicago, I would say the fans have many things to be thankful for so far this offseason.
First, Mike Martz has been fired. Fans have been clamoring for that ever since Caleb Hanie started his first game last year. With Martz out of the way, the Bears can look to Mike Tice to maybe jump-start this offense next season.
Second, Jerry Angelo was also fired. Jerry Angelo was not a good GM, and Bears fan everywhere have to be excited about Phil Emery as the Bears' new GM and what kind of moves he will make.
Finally, the Bears got beat by the injury bug last year. Almost every good player on their offense got hurt, which led to dismal performance after dismal performance. With the injured players returning next season, the Bears can look forward to seeing the 7-3 team and not the 1-5 team.
Chicago has a lot of decisions to be made this offseason. Player cuts, player re-signings, free-agent acquisitions and the draft are all looming this offseason, and the Bears have several areas where they could use some help.
This article will assume the writer (that's me) is the new GM (Phil Emery) of the Bears. The writer will make decisions like whom the Bears should re-sign, let go, and pick up. This piece will be just one of the millions of ways the Bears' offseason could turn out, and since one decision leads to the next, many fans might have different ideas.
That's the hard part of these articles, though. Only one person can make these decisions, so let's hope Phil Emery knows what he's getting himself into.