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Chicago Bears: 5 Reasons They Will Be Super Bowl Contenders in 2012
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The 2011 NFL Season left the Chicago Bears and their fans disappointed and wondering what could have been. But with a new season comes new hope.

After injuries and poor coaching led the Bears to an underwhelming 8-8 finish, the front office felt it was time for a change. The outing of Jerry Angelo and the resignation of Mike Martz left Bears fans with the belief the team was finally going to make some serious changes.

And serious changes they made. The hiring of longtime scout Phil Emery to General Manager, the promotion of Mike Tice to Offensive Coordinator and the hiring of Jay Cutler's old QB's Coach Jeremy Bates were all moves to put the Bears in a position to succeed.

So let's take a look at five reasons why the Bears changes this offseason will lead to a Super Bowl Contending team in 2012.

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