The Chicago Bears enter the 2013-14 season with a lot of talent on their roster but some uncertainty due to a new coaching staff.
With a new staff comes a new offensive scheme and playbook. They're hoping to take advantage of what the Bears playmakers do best. That could—and likely will—result in an entirely new look for the Bears offense.
They're keeping the same basic playbook on defense, but they added some much-needed speed and youth at linebacker, in addition to a couple of veterans. New defensive coordinator Mel Tucker also figures to add a few wrinkles that could put some players in position to make more plays.
All of these changes should give more Bears players the chance to thrive in a way they weren't able to under the previous staff. The team's stars will be put in different positions to succeed, and some younger players will be given opportunities they may not have otherwise received.
That has led to the changing of the value of some players and the perception of what others should do this season. The team's best—or most productive—could be different this year.
While NFL teams don't hand out individual awards like they do in high school, if the Bears did this season, these would be some of the most likely candidates.