Chicago Bears Hype at an All-Time High, Reasons Why This Team Will Falter

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Chicago Bears Hype at an All-Time High, Reasons Why This Team Will Falter
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Robbing the Dolphins at gunpoint for Brandon Marshall, for the cost of two third-round picks this year and next, set off a wave of hype unseen in Chicago. With the Bulls and Blackhawks both stumbling in the playoffs, the White Sox initially faltering out of the gate and the Cubs never leaving the gate, fans are ready for football.

Looking at the additions and changes made to the 2012 Chicago Bears, it's hard not to get caught up in the excitement of what could be. There are weapons on offense and another pass-rusher on defense to take the load off of Julius Peppers. There's more talent in the secondary than there has been in 10 years, according to Charles Tillman.

With discipline and behavior problems in Detroit and a Packers defense that seems very vulnerable to a new-and-improved Bears offense, the NFC North would seem ripe for the picking.

However I think it's time to step back and honestly assess things that could keep the Bears from the playoffs, outside of the obvious offensive line ranting and aging defense scenario.

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